No matter where we are in the world, we have to be aware of our surroundings. The harsh reality is that even sometimes in the comfort of our own homes, or when we are with our friends having a good time, sexual assault situations can occur in a blink of an eye.
But how can we address the issue in different environments? It can get kind of tricky if you are away from home and something awful happens to you or someone you know. The people that you thought you can turn to in this kind of situation may be hundreds of thousands of miles away and you can’t reach them as quickly as you could if you were in the same state.
Attacks can occur at any time, and although it would be horrible if someone were a victim of sexual assault, it would be even worse if they were in a place that they were not familiar with. We need to be prepared for these type of situations and talk about ways to address issues that could happen.
- Make sure that you are aware of your surroundings at all times. Never put yourself in a position were you are feeling vulnerable. You are in control.
- Trust those you’re hanging out with enough to enjoy yourself. I am not saying that you need to have your guard up 100 percent of the time. What I am saying is go out with people that you have fun with but people that also will not let you get into shady situations. They should have your back!
- Above all, have a good judgment of the environment you’re in. I know that bad things can happen when you least expect it but if you have a bad vibe, obviously don’t go into the house or club or wherever it may be. Just play it safe and don’t get involved into something sketchy. It’s not worth it.
You may not be able to control everything in your life, but you can control how aware you are. Stay aware of sexual assault prevention so you can help those suffering and to learn tips of what to do in certain situations.