Scary. The number of ways you (or someone you know) can become a victim is scary. In Think Safe, James McGrew offers practical ways to recognize dangers and take measures to protect yourself and those you love. In this day and age, a book like Think Safe is a must-read.
President and CEO of a full-service investigative and security consulting firm, McGrew has over thirty years experience of risk assessment and prevention. Drawing from his years of experience, expertise and research, Think Safe is a comprehensive resource of assessment techniques and preventive measures for a wide variety of situations.
The book is divided into seven sections: Safety Precautions for Parents, Safety Precautions for Women, Safety Precautions for the Elderly, Safety Precautions at Work, Consumer Fraud Protection, General Safety Precautions and Crime Prevention. Some of the topics discussed are residential safety, domestic violence, safety at school and work, financial abuses, safety measures for children as they reach different ages, carjacking, and identity theft. Each topic is extensively covered and includes an explanation of the risk, statistics, warning signals, safety strategies and checklists.
One useful feature is the parent and child/student responsibility checklist for safety. It's a good tool to use for setting up a safety awareness program or generating discussion at schools, churches, youth groups, etc.
Personal safety is a hard issue to confront. We know predators can be anywhere, but want to believe it can't happen to us. Everyone knows some basic preventive measures to take; yet as McGrew points out, we're exposed in ways we don't realize. If you don't want to learn more about personal safety for yourself, do it so you can better protect those you love.