Tips for Personal Safety

June is National Safety Month. We are met with many dangers in our daily lives. These can be found in the home, on the web, or out in our community. There are some things you can do to ensure your safety. Below are a series of tips to help keep you safe.

Internet fraud is when someone steals your information. Then they use this as their own. Who's at risk? People who shop online. People who use email and social media. People who use internet banking. If you put your information out there, someone can steal it. Learn more about internet fraud with a free research activity from our free Daily Marketplace Skills bonus worksheets. Here are some tips to avoid internet fraud:

1. Check your bank statements.
2. Don't open emails from senders you don't recognize.
3. Don't use file sharing.
4. Destroy information before throwing it out.
5. Never give out your bank or credit card pin code.
6. Use safe sites.
7. Choose a password that uses numbers and upper and lowercase letters.

Workplace safety is an issue that is taken seriously by employers and the government. It's important to follow the safety rules as provided. Below is a list of common safety rules you might see at work:

For Your Safety…

  • follow procedure
  • stay in the speed limits
  • use the right tools and equipment for the job
  • always wear protective equipment
  • make sure you have a valid work permit
  • don’t walk underneath things
  • turn power off before doing work
  • always use a safety harness
  • wear the right clothing

Create a workplace safety poster, part of our free Practical Life Skills - Employment & Volunteering bonus worksheets.

Personal safety is by far the most important thing. Keeping yourself safe in many different situations should be something everyone should consider. Below are the Dos and Don'ts for Public Safety:

Furthermore, staying safe while out in your community or traveling is even more so important. Being out of your comfort zone puts you on edge. Below are tips on how to stay safe in your community and while traveling:

Extend your study on personal safety with a graphic organizer with tips on How to be Safe in the Real World. Follow this up with a hands-on activity to create an emergency kit for the house and car. Download these FREE WORKSHEETS here.

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