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    Q234: Do you have any advice about personal safety in general?

    In general, wherever you are, try and remember the following suggestions:

    • Do not walk home alone late at night. If you do then choose well-lit main roads and walk confidently.
    • If someone does grab your bag fighting back is not always a good idea, you do not know if your attacker has a weapon.
    • Always be aware of your surroundings and the people around you. Reading and listening to music can be distracting.
    • In a busy public place, try to use your mobile phone only in an emergency as it is advertising the fact that you have a phone. Whilst using your mobile phone you are distracted, making it easier to take it from you.

    If you are attacked it is often better to shout "fire" rather than "help", as it tends to attract more attention.

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