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Family Safety In A Modern World

Family Safety In A Modern World

Family Safety In A Modern World

Family Safety in a modern world is an important concept we need to address, whether we are parents or working with young people. The modern world we are living in is continually changing and the threats we face are changing with it. We have a responsibility to ourselves, our families, our children and our communities.

Threats Today

Recent incidents in the UK and around the world show a disturbing change in the threats our citizens face.

Family Safety In A Modern World

Family Safety In A Modern World

We are living in a dangerous world. At the Manchester Arena and Westminster Bridge, there have been attacks which have targeted everyone. It is irrelevant of the victims age, sex, religion or nationality. We are seeing more attacks like the Westminster Bridge Incident. A home-grown extremist drove a vehicle into innocent citizens then stabbing a Police Officer to death. This left six people dead and fifty injured.

This type of attack is sadly becoming more common, the weapons were a vehicle and a knife. Everyday items that are available to anyone and can be used as weapon by people who are unstable or believe they have a grudge to bear. Terrorism has started to use methods that are simple and easily implemented without needing specialist contacts/suppliers.

We have security services that are using their resources to target these people when they become known. They need to balance gaining evidence and having enough to form a case that will hold up in a court of law. Arrest to soon and they show their hand, consequently we can then have terrorists who know they are under surveillance. Leave it to late, these unbalance and unpredictable individuals and groups could launch an attack. The truth is, we as a nation are not always going to be able to stop attacks.

Beware of your Surroundings, beware of politicians.

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How many politicians live in the real world

After terrorist attacks we often see politicians in the media saying we won’t hide from terrorists we are not frightened. These people are often surrounded with bodyguards and bullet proof cars, if not they have security measures not available to the average person.

I am not writing this to frighten you, the likelihood of being involved in a terrorist attack is still relatively low. However, the threats to our safety and our family’s safety are not just from Terrorism. We are now faced with Burglaries, home invasions, carjacking, Cyber-crime, street crime and even what is often called low level street crime. I firmly believe we have a responsibility to our families and ourselves, alternatively we could put our heads in the sand and hope it never happens to us. We could convince ourselves it will never happen to “Me”, however, that attitude isn’t much use if you end up in one of these situations.

Specialised Help Is Here.

I served as a police officer, most of my career was spent on the streets, often working with crime teams to tackle all types of crime and as an undercover officer in the Special Ops. Department. I want to pass on skills I have learned to help you keep safe and keep your family safe. One area I want to focus on is children and how they can be kept safe and how they can keep themselves safer.

Many skills are taught to the police and more specialised skills as you specialise. Some skills I learned on the streets from the very people who are committing crime. I learned skills to keep safe from the people who are looking to put people in danger and use them to keep me safe whilst on the streets undercover.

More articles will be written about how you and your family can be kept safe.

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