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In the world we live in today, we constantly need to be thinking about our safety and taking necessary safety precautions. There are more elements in our daily lives that could risk our safety now, than ever before. While we’re all about beauty and style around here, we also believe in giving you tips that you can utilize in your real, everyday life. Safety is an essential part of life, so we’re sharing some of the best tips to help keep you as safe as possible so you can go about your life feeling safe. Follow these safety tips both day and night…
Be Cautious On Social Media
With social media being such a huge part of our lives on a daily basis, it’s easy to get comfortable sharing there. It feels like a safe, intimate space. However, even if it feels that way – it’s not always that way. With social media people have more access to us than they have in years past, which is why it’s so important to make sure you’re not sharing too much information on your social media outlets. Experts advise against sharing your address, or posting where you are the exact moment you’re there. This is especially true if you don’t have strict privacy settings on your social media platforms. Remember that sharing information on social media is sharing information with a LOT of people – don’t share what you don’t want them to know or set yourself up for a situation where someone could potentially follow your every move.
Don’t Give Personal Information Over the Phone
There have been hundreds (probably thousands) of people who have given personal information over the phone to someone they thought was a valid source. Experts suggest that if a credit card company, your bank, or other very personal companies call you and ask for personal information over the phone you should hang up and call the number you were given or have. This is a great way to ensure you’re giving information to the correct people, and not getting into any situation that could be potentially harmful to your safety physically and financially.
Cover Your Codes
Even though we don’t always realize it, there are cameras EVERYWHERE. Truly, there are cameras in places most of us probably don’t even realize. Some of those cameras are set up for good, some not so good. It’s suggested that if you’re inputting a code to something like your ATM, home, or anything else personal that you use your other hand to cover as you enter the code. This will help prevent anyone from really being able to see what you’re entering into the dial pad and keeping your safety in check.
Don’t Save Your Home Address
So often we keep a lot of our personal information on things like our phones, tablets and GPS. The downside of this is should any of these items get stolen, the thief can easily find out where we live. Instead, name it something else or set it to a place that’s near your home but not exactly at your home.