Weapons increase the danger of an attack, and we can still protect ourselves most of the time. The following article is from One Strong Move: A cartoon-illustrated introduction to self-defenseand The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults, a comprehensive guide about personal safety, self-protection, confidence, and advocacy for young people. In Kidpower workshops, students often ask, [...]
Category: Self-Protection in Assault
At any stage of life, changing where you are, whom you are with, and what you are doing can bring wonderful adventures – and these changes can also make you more vulnerable to having problems. As a college student, you are statistically more likely to be vulnerable to having problems during the first few weeks of your first year at college, so this is a time to proceed with extra caution.
Like most women and some men, I am a veteran of street harassment. About 40 years ago, I was in my twenties traveling through Europe on my own, wearing a tie-dyed tee shirt and ragged blue jeans, treating the whole world as my friend. Although I mostly had a wonderful time, my trust was dampened [...]
Simple, practical strategies for protecting yourself from Road Rage.