A common concern for teen girls and women is how to effectively respond to being followed on the street. When in this scenario, most women are unaware of the most effective steps to take to deter their attacker. Learn what to do and what not to do to stay safe.
Category Archives: safety
It is rare that I hear from former students with stories about needing to use the self-defense techniques I taught them. In the 20 years I’ve been teaching, I could probably count the number of times my phone has rung with a survivor (although I’m relieved and proud to note that those who have called […]
We’ve all heard the saying “a little goes a long way.” This is true of both kindness and self-defense. A recent tragedy in the San Diego area involving 17-year-old Chelsea King has made national news. Chelsea’s body was found on the shore of Lake Hodges, where she had gone jogging on a nearby trail. Authorities […]
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. -John Stuart Mill, philosopher and economist (1806-1873) In ESTEEM’s anti-bullying programs, the focus is not on the bully, nor is it on the target of the […]