How To Keep Yourself Safe At Home And On The Street

This safety article is about two things which happen in society, one at home in the kitchen and another out and about on the streets.

By Caresse and Safia · April 4, 2019

Pic: Pixabay/ Ohurtsov

How to prevent yourself from getting food poisoning at home

Watch out for:

Cross contamination (bacteria spread from utensils or hands to other foods)

-Cleaning: Make you sure you clean everything, including door handles and cupboards, thoroughly.

-Chilling: Putting hot food straight into the fridge can be dangerous.

-Cooking: If it’s something you’ve never cooked before, consider following a recipe.



Following these guidelines will keep you safe from things like Staphylococcus. This is a bacteria that has the potential to make seven different toxins that are regularly responsible for food poisoning. It is found in the skin and noses of up to 25% from healthy people and animals.

How to keep yourself safe on the streets

    1. Check with someone reliable first that you are allowed to go out (for people aged 18 and under).
    2. Store your money in more than one place
    3. Be streetwise. Make sure you’re not being followed



If you are being followed, call the police!

When you call the police, what do you do?

If you are ever in danger and you can not speak on the phone to the police, it is still possible to get help. Calling 999 and coughing, or tapping in 55 on the keypad will signal to the call operator that you are in danger, giving them a signal to send officers to your location.