6 ways to stay safe on a night out

  1. Stay with your friends- If you are not able to find them and decide to go home, it is a good idea to order your taxi from inside the premises you are in and wait there until it arrives.
  2.  Try and arrange a drive home and go with someone you know. Using a taxi app, such as FreeNow. This allows you to have full information on the driver, such as license and car type without having to take the information down yourself.
  3. Have emergency money- It is a good idea if you are on a night out to keep some money on you separate to your wallet or purse. By doing this it means that if your lose it or it gets stolen that you will still have some money to get a taxi home if you need to.
  4. Avoid taking drinks from a stranger- If you are on a night out avoid taking drinks from people you don’t know or leaving your drink unattended. If you want to dance or go to the bathroom, you should avoid leaving your drink alone. Where possible leave it with someone you trust or finish your drink before leaving the table.
  5. Charge your phone- Fully charge your phone before you go on a night out. Having a working phone means that you can call someone if something goes wrong. It also means that you can use it to book a taxi or call someone to come collect you. You should also try to have credit on your phone before you go out.
  6. If you decide to go home with someone- tell your friends, the address and their full name. Always use protection. If you are a female on contraception, it is important to use a condom to protect against STI’S.

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