You may think that whenever you watch the news about terrorist attacks or whenever you check out some online websites like Foundation for Defense of Democracies that the things they are describing will never happen to you. You will never know what is going to happen tomorrow. You may think that you and your family will always be inseparable and safe but you can never watch their every move.
This is one of the greatest mistakes that you may do, to assume that you will not be affected by a terrorist attack. The world that we live in right now may sometimes be peaceful but there are some places where peace seems to be non-existent. You always have to be prepared because you do not know when you will become a target.
A lot of terrorist attack victims are just at the wrong place at the wrong time. They could have been saved if only they heeded warnings. They could have avoided the situation if they listened. Do not be that person who does not take warnings seriously. There are safety tips that you have to remember when terrorism occurs.
- Get to know the different acts of terrorism.
You may still remember what has occurred during 9/11 and you base all terrorist attacks on this plus the bombings of different places all over the world. Remember that side from bombings, there are some threats that will be given out by the groups carrying out the terrorist attacks. There may also be kidnappings and hijackings that may occur.
- Get to know the places where terrorism will most likely occur.
You cannot expect that terrorism will happen in a person’s own home unless the person is the target. Most of the terrorist attacks aim to kill and injure a lot of people. Whenever there is a threat, you should stay away from public places. Some bombs may be placed in areas where a lot of people usually hang out like malls and parks.
- If there are some suspicious looking people, report them immediately.
How will you know if someone is suspicious looking? If people usually appear agitated or they seem to be carrying things that they should not bring, then they should be checked. Just remember that some of the bombs now are homemade and may be placed in some smart phones that will be left in different places.
- Remember not to readily divulge information about yourself and the rest of your family members.
You have to monitor your kids as well when they are talking with other people online or chatting with people that they do not know. They may think that they are chatting with people that are the same age as they are but there is no way of knowing if this is true or not. Explain to your children why personal information should not be given away. At the same time, try your best to not be too trusting of the new people that you meet.
At this day and age, you need to make sure that you are always safe. By doing simple things, you can increase your awareness about the things that are happening around you.