Most teens are eager for more freedom and parents often are nervous about what will happen when their children aren’t supervised.

“It’s the parents’ job to guide and protect their teens,” said Dr. James Meyer, But I think teens can be able to be mindful of what’s going and take security measures seriously.

In this way, our parents we see us as mature individuals and will give us responsibility without any worry.

Down below are some ways which we can be safe when going out alone or with company(friends);

Stay connected and communicate
Going out in groups can help you stay safe you and your friends can look out for each other, but it can lead to trouble if friends encourage them to make risky decisions

Be mindful of the people you are spending time with and if any adults will be present. Talk about your family values and what to do in uncomfortable or unsafe situations.

Be careful of the places you visit so as not to get robbed or violence inflicted on you by gang members or robbers.

Make sure you keep a very close connection with your parents and be free with them no matter what the case maybe.

Before leaving the house make sure that u have all this safety measures checked;

Have your cellphone charged and with you in case you need to make an emergency call.

Let a parent know where you will be and whom you are with. Update them if plans change.

Pay attention to your surroundings, including traffic, people around you and where you parked your car.

Walk in well-lit public areas at night.

Wear reflective clothes when jogging or biking at night.

Keep headphones at a low volume if you wear them while walking or jogging.

Don’t text and walk or drive. Remind friends to put down their phones while driving.

Don’t drink alcohol or use drugs. Don’t get in a car with a driver who has been drinking or using drugs.

Use parents as an excuse to leave an unsafe or uncomfortable situation.