Tips for Staying Safe in Public with Kids

January 14, 2017

This post was sponsored by Safetrek. All opinions are mine.

First, I have to give a little introduction. I am beyond excited to share this blog post with you guys. As a blogger, it’s such a magical moment when you are asked to represent and talk about a brand or product that is truly amazing. When that happens, I geek out just a tad. This collaboration is one that I am so proud to share with you, because I love what this brand is doing. As bloggers, we love that our job is to be a voice and reach thousands. I get especially happy when it’s about something that can potentially save lives.

For the sake of reference, you should know that I am obsessed with anything true crime. I am addicted to all things Investigation Discovery, Forensic Files, you name it. For some reason, I am extremely interested in crime and the patterns of violence in our society. I grew up with a Dad who was (and still is) extremely protective and hyper-vigilant. From a very early age, I was taught to be aware of my surroundings at all times, knew basic self defense tricks, and was constantly reminded not to look at the world through rose colored glasses. Danger is a reality and it is out there. As a female, I’m statistically more at risk. Needless to say, my safety has always been on the forefront of my mind.

Now that I am a mother, It’s my safety plus two defenseless children’s safety as well. Now more than ever, I keep my head on a swivel. For years, I have thought it was crazy that there was no good option for calling for help without having to talk out loud. I have heard horror stories of women hiding in a closet trying to call 911, when an intruder heard them, found them, and hurt them before help could arrive. I have heard other stories of people being injured in ways where they cannot talk, whether from a respiratory issue or some kind of throat or mouth trauma. The dispatcher couldn’t hear the address because the person couldn’t talk, and the outcome was not a good one.

So, WHY didn’t we have an option to call emergency personnel without making noise or drawing attention to ourselves?

Guess what? We do now!

Safetrek is now the most important app on my phone. It makes calling for help a total secret to anyone around you. I can think of countless reasons why someone might need to call for help discreetly. This app makes that possible. All you do is hold your thumb down on the screen until you feel safe.

When you release your thumb, you have ten seconds to enter a passcode (indicating you are safe and do not need help) OR the police will be dispatched to your exact GPS location immediately. I’m recommending this app to everyone I know, especially my loved ones and fellow moms. You can never be too careful, especially with your kids in tow.

Here are a few more of my tips to staying safe when out with your kids:

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