Keep Yourself And Your Kids Safe: Safety Tips Against Terrorism Everyone Needs To Know Keep Yourself And Your Kids Safe: Safety Tips Against Terrorism Everyone Needs To Know
With the recent tragic terrorist attacks such as The Manchester bombing, terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market. Parents have themselves to worry about... Keep Yourself And Your Kids Safe: Safety Tips Against Terrorism Everyone Needs To Know

With the recent tragic terrorist attacks such as The Manchester bombing, terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market. Parents have themselves to worry about and their kids too. Even though every country has anti-terrorism measure in place it is also up to us as citizens to prepare and be aware as it can go a long way in improving our chances of preventing or surviving a terror attack.

So here are a few tips we prescribe to aid keep you and your family safe.

  1. Never agree to hold or watch over any stranger’s bag or belongings. It doesn’t matter how nicely they ask.
  2. Encourage security awareness in your family and discuss what to do if there is a security threat.
  3. Maintain situational awareness of your surroundings at all times. Pay attention to activity happening around you in order to identify anything unusual.
  4. Protect your personal information. Do not reveal details of your personal life to strangers.
  5. Be vigilant at public places, which are more vulnerable to bomb attacks. Keep an eye out for unattended packages or bags.
  6. Make sure to memorize important emergency phone numbers that can help you reach the police and other security agencies in times of emergency (Also teach your young children to do the same).
  7. Always report suspicious persons or movements within your neighbourhood to the police through available means of communication.
  8. Keep your property secure and make sure that your premises don’t contain objects that could allow criminals easier access E.g a ladder against the wall.
  9. Draw the attention of the police or other security agencies to vehicles parked or abandoned by suspicious persons.
  10. Do not allow unknown persons to drop or abandon bags, boxes, cartons or any wrapped or sealed containers around your premises.
  11. Always listen to and monitor news reports on radio/TV channels.
  12. Do not travel into areas that are expected terrorist targets.
  13. Be prepared to evacuate your home or shelter on the order of local authorities.
  14. Know where emergency exits are located in buildings that you frequently visit. Plan how to get out if an emergency arises.
  15. Make it a point to keep your mobile phone charged and topped up at all times. You don’t want to be running out of phone charge or money in an emergency.
  16. Rumours spread easily in such situations. Try to know the facts from reliable sources.
  17. While travelling, instead of looking outside the window keep your eye under the seats for any suspicious stuff.
  18. The above tips are just the start of knowing how to prepare for and respond to a terrorist incident.

Stay alert. Stay secure.

 

 

Source: Huffinton Post

Nkasiobi Chukwu

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