5 Ways You Can Keep Yourself Safe at Night

By Shannon Gurnee
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June 13, 2017
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I’m not sure about you, but I feel a little nervous when I walk at night and would much rather feel safe at night. Whether it’s running out to the front yard to put trash in the trash can or walking from the grocery store to my car, walking in the dark makes me feel less safe and somewhat wary than it does during the daytime. Being uneasy about going out or walking around at night doesn’t mean you have to stay at home and miss out on good times or activities with family and friends. Here are 5 Ways to Safe at Night.

5 Ways to Stay Safe at Night

1 – Notify. Before traveling or going out anywhere, be sure to tell family and friends where you’re going. Whether it’s a quick text or phone call, be sure to let someone know where you are going and when you’ll be back. When I have family or friends visiting us who leave at night, I always ask them to text or call me when they get home so I know they made it safely.

2 – Plan and Be Aware. When walking at night, have a route in mind of where you’re going. This reduces the chances of you getting lost in an unfamiliar area. By knowing where you’re going, you’ll also feel and look more confident, which decreases your chances of being approached by predators. While many of us are on our cell phones, be sure to pay attention to your surroundings, as well as any suspicious people approaching you or following you. Also, be sure to avoid dark alleys or parking lots and stick to well lit and populated areas.

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3 – Cell Phone. Be sure to keep your cell phone charged or have an extra battery pack on hand. This way, you can quickly call for help if you get in trouble. You may also need your phone for GPS to get you where you’re going safely.

4 – Safety in Numbers. If possible, try to go out or walk at night with other people. A predator is often times less likely to approach you or do harm if you are with other people.

5 – Safety Products. Whether you are in your car traveling around or walking at night, there are a variety of Safety Products available. I recently discovered a new company called Sisters in Self-Defense, where you’ll find safety products including their Safe Hearts Parent’s Guide and Children’s book, an auto emergency tool (great for new drivers or any driver for that matter), a handheld alarm (perfect for teens of college kids), and stun guns.  

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At Sisters in Self-Defense, the goal is to help women and their families stay safe by Equipping, Empowering and Educating. It was started by two sisters (Brittany and Madysen) who have a passion for safety awareness and education. Brittany says, “As a new mom, I quickly realized that I would do anything and everything to empower and protect my daughter. The Safe Hearts line of children’s educational material has a special place in my heart and I wish I could shout it from the roof tops to help every parents empower their child! If we can help protect even one person, we have accomplished our mission.”

Do you have any tips for going out or walking at night?
What self-defense products would you have from Sisters in Self-Defense?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly “The Mommy-Files”, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

38 Responses to “5 Ways You Can Keep Yourself Safe at Night”

  1. Rana Durham says:

    i love this post because i def do alot at night so i need to stay safe. i appreciate an article that is o useful and time saving .

  2. Catherine Sargent says:

    This is a great post. If I am going out at night for a walk I try to get my husband or son to come with me.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this! I travel for my blog a lot, and much of that travel is solo AND at night.

  4. I rarely go walking at night and I usually drive with my husband. The Sisters in Self-Defense products look great.

  5. Bill Sweeney says:

    It’s very important for women to practice extra safety. They are targeted more often than men due to perceived weakness. Great post.

  6. I think there definitely safety in numbers. If the kids are out at night, I always make sure they are with a crowd.

  7. Kelly says:

    These are some great tips to feel more secure! I need to get a little light to carry around.

  8. Jennifer Van Huss says:

    I hate walking alone at night!! Depending on where I am it can be terrifying. Everything and everyone is threat! This is such a great producT!

  9. Jeni says:

    This is a great post. When walking or riding bicycles at night, always wear reflective clothing, even if you’ll only be out walking. It will help you stand out and be noticed from a distance.

  10. Joely Smith says:

    Such great tips and products for personal safety! Yes, let others know where you will be! I agree fully!

  11. Maureen says:

    Safety is so important to me, I want to feel safe at night and safe at home too! Great tips!

  12. These are all great tips. I don’t like to travel alone at night. If I am going out at night I always make sure that someone is with me.

  13. Pam says:

    Great tips for staying safe at night. You definitely always want someone to know where you are, where you are going, and when you will return.

  14. Theresa says:

    I will share this with my daughter. She’s off to college in the fall and I worry about her walking the campus when it gets dark. Hopefully following these tips will help to keep her safe.

  15. mitch says:

    I would love all of this stuff for myself as well. I live in NYC and it is so safe these days, but you never know, it just takes one incident that you are not prepared for!

  16. candy says:

    This is wonderful and very much needed. I try not to go out by myself at night if possible and am always more alert and aware of what is going on around me.

  17. Kristin says:

    Great tips, this is perfect for when I go running at night.

  18. Dogvills says:

    I always tell my kids to walk where there are a lot of people. Thank you for sharing these tips.

  19. My husband bought his sister a stun gun back when she was going away to college.

    I believe you can never be too safe also and try my best to know exactly where I am at and going at all times and also to take common paths.

  20. Amanda says:

    This is such a helpful post and one that all women should read. I get nervous walking my dog at night so I am definitely taking your tips to heart. Thank you!

  21. These are all so true! Very helpful especially for women.

  22. uprunforlife says:

    Growing up my mom always stressed the importance of nighttime safety. She would let us play outside until the street lights came on at night during the summer time. Back then, we didn’t have cell phones unlike most kids do today. Of course, times have changed a bit too.

    My mom always told us to scream if someone was attacking or trying to kidnap us. While that would work today, we didn’t have to worry so much about weapons as much as we do today. It frightens me as a mom, to let my kids out of my sight for very long but that is just the way the world is today. It is sad. 🙁

    I will have to check out the Sister’s in Self Defense products. I like to go walking some in the evenings with my dog especially if it isn’t too hot outside. I always carry my cell phone with me when I am walking.

  23. I wish more ppl would read this post. It’s so important to let someone know you are going somewhere and a cell phone is imperative!

  24. I used to live in the city and would come home late. I always made sure to let someone know where I was and how long it should take me to get home.

  25. Natalie says:

    I have had a few scares in the past but thankfully nothing bad happened. I like the idea of a handheld alarm.

  26. adriana says:

    These are great tips! It’s seriously the most important thing to keep yourself safe – you can never, ever be too careful either! I love this!

  27. Yes! Multiple people at all times. It’s ok to ask and not go alone, it doesn’t make you weak, it makes you smart!

  28. I always make sure somebody knows where I am going. It’s already been a life-saver!

  29. Cindy Gordon says:

    These are the perfect tips. People don’t realize how helpful these really are!

  30. jennifer says:

    These are such great tips! It’s so important, especially if you’re out alone at night. I like to walk, but I try to before it gets dark! Love your tips!

  31. Constant vigilance. These are really great tips not just at night but at all times. Sisters in Self-Defends sounds awesome!

  32. Victoria heckstall says:

    I always come home late and I always feel scary when I walk into the road. These tips are so great. I will noted all of these.

  33. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I have a whistle attached to my car keys. Should anything untoward would happen, I will blow real hard on that whistle until someone notices. I used to attend Aikido classes too. Thanks for these great tips.

  34. ricci says:

    YES to staying aware of your surroundings!! I always have my cell phone in my hand but if I am by myself at night walking somewhere I never look down at it.

  35. Our Family World says:

    I have a stun gun and pepper spray. Sometimes I am out late at night because of my work so I am careful not to walk in dimly lit streets. I always park my car in a well lighted area too.

  36. Brianne says:

    These are excellent tips for keeping yourself safe at night! I am always scared to walk by myself at night time!

  37. Angela Milnes says:

    What a great tips for us and thanks for the reminder for keeping us safe especially at night most of the time I will go home late.

  38. Great list. And I think these new safety products are essential, especially for solo travel. I really like the ones that are disguised as jewelry.

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