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How To Avoid Attacks: Tips and Steps

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How important is it for us to take care of ourselves while visiting a new place. Read on as we share some tips.


1) Do not let your agent or any relative create phobia in your mind. Don’t travel abroad with a preconceived notion that every stranger is there to hurt you.

2) When people try to interact with you, or try to bully you, don’t run away or don’t feel scared. Be bold, confident and and don’t show that you are scared. Interact confidently. This will avoid any possible trouble.

3) It’s always better to face or solve a problem, than run from it. If you run from a problem, it will always follow you. So deal with your problems and solve them. If someone tries to attack you or bully you, try to challenge them, create noise and get people on your side. If in train, you can press the emergency button. But sensible retaliation is the key.

4) If you meet a drunkard or group of people who might be trying to interact with you, you can also interact with them, by saying Hello, Alright etc. Don’t completely ignore them. Remember ignorance can be provocative.

5)It’s always safe to walk in groups at nights. This will make you feel more secure. Again don’t feel scared or threatened. If you get scared of a dog, it will try to scare you more. If you run, the dog will surely follow you and even bite you. However, if you stand your ground firm and don’t get scared, the dog will never harass you, and would rather go it way.

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  1. Jugaad_Owner

    Thanks for the info this shows the
    behaviour of aussies

    Please follow me! and keep commenting

  2. william

    Good suggestions, bullies are cowards at heart and will often attack if they think they see weakness. But there is more to this. As I have already told you, I am a white Australian so I’m acceptable in the eyes of the racist (but not to their ears when I open my mouth). As a teenager, and as a twentysomething, there were parts of Melbourne where it was not safe to go, especially at night. There have always been groups of thugs who deliberately set out to beat someone up, and won’t feel their night is complete until they’ve done so. With the rise of the new nationalism (that’s the n in nazi), the attention of these Einsteins has turned to anybody who is not pink all over. My point is that a strong face may help to avoid a casual attack, but when these morons are down a dark alley waiting for you, nothing you do or say is going to stop them.
    The problems of racism and violence need to be addressed on the political level, on the policing level, and most critically on the attitude level. Difficult. Ive been trying to think of something that may be helpful in the short term. Maybe some kind of guidebook that could inform the newly arrived student of places to avoid and other dangers. My knowledge of the hotspots is out of date as I’ve lived in the hills 70km from the city center for the last 20 years, but there is no way I would walk alone down Sydney Rd after dark. Trains are another problem. Between stations you’re trapped in a compartment with whoever happens to have got on at the last station. Trams and buses are better because you’re always near to the driver. Tram stops and bus stops are also less likely to have groups hanging around outside. For some, though, the train is the only option. I wish I could come up with more local information but this is all I can think of for the moment. I hope my post doesn’t sound too alarming, all cities have their bad places and bad people.
    Keep the pressure up. Everybody has the right to be safe and to feel safe. Cheers.

  3. Youth Ki Awaaz

    Hi William,

    Great to have you back. The points you have mentioned are worthy enough and we hope that many readers would come to know of this.

    Your comments are rather enriching and enlightening. Thanks for sharing your views and tips with us. Hope to receive more from your side.

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  4. sapna

    hello everyone…well am happy to read all the 5 safety points..
    and I do agree with these points as it they are so true and am sure they would def help us in securing our life in other country..
    Am also happy to see the view point and the alarming concerned shown in our dear friend William who is also an australians regarding the warining given about the bad places in Australia..I think all of us here are happy to see and especially me to see tht in Australia with some people with bad attitude there are also people like Mr.William with such a generous and sweet attitude towrds us indians…
    and i hope we get to meet more of such kind of Australians..
    tace care

  5. Youth Ki Awaaz

    Hey Sapna,

    We are all happy to have William amongst us.

    Thanks for the comment.

  6. Nytten

    Further to what William said, I am in the process of opening an Asian Society for International Students here in the UK, with the aim of

    1) No incident / attack goes unreported.

    2) There is comprehensive awareness about do’s and dont’s in a new country.

    3) Lastly, what to do in an event of a crisis / attack.

    This service would not only be open for Indian students, but also for all other Asians students.

  7. Meghana

    To add to ur informative post

    Do not lock eyes.

  8. Ravi Matah

    Very good suggestions given in this article which is also pointing towards the problemns of international students studying in Australia. I have also been closely monitoring these situations vis-a-vis attacks on Indian students. It has been rightly said that to avoid a situation, one has to be bold and face the problem rather than run away from it.

    Ravi Matah

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