I have found a great article for those who live alone. The article is geared towards women living alone, but as I read more, it really applies to everyone, men and women of all ages. Some of these tips seem simple, but even the most simple task can be forgotten and put your safety at risk. Locking the door behind us can be neglected when our hands are full of groceries and we have kids and dogs jumping around our feet when we arrive home. Make it a ritual each night before bed to walk around and make sure all doors and windows are locked and secured.
One of the points in the article that I found interesting is regular check-ins with a safety buddy. If you live alone or know someone who does, this could be great advice! The article explains that using a “protected Twitter feed” to update your closest friends and family members can be easy and fairly non-invasive. That common fear of living alone and being hurt and unable to get to a phone to call for help could be eliminated when friends and family call you because you missed a Twitter check-in. And as the article states, in the end, use common sense. It is simply a good idea to keep one’s wits about oneself whether living alone or not. Click here to read the complete article.