A TEENAGE GIRL has gone viral after sharing a series of safety tips for women.
spencer barbosaThe 18-year-old from Ontario, Canada, regularly shares advice on her TikTok page covering a variety of topics – but it’s her series on women’s safety that has garnered the most attention.
While women should expect to stay safe and undisturbed when alone, the teen’s guidance can certainly help should any issues arise.
In her first security video shared in October, Spencer said it “breaks my heart even to have to make this video”, but insists it could “save women’s lives”.
“Since most of my followers are women, I need you to be safe, and I need you to know these things,” she says.
If you’re going for a walk or run alone like many women do, and you have every right to, Spencer advises making a simple change.
She recommends not having your hair in a ponytail because “it’s very easy to catch someone if they have a ponytail.”
But if you find yourself in a situation where someone catches you or you feel like you’re being followed, Spencer has some advice.
“I want you to get as much attention as possible. Scream. Bark. Bite them. Go crazy,” she advises.
In a second clip, she even advises peeing on someone and tells women to act like a “demon” and appear “possessed”.
Additionally, the teenager says it might be a good idea to wear mini hairspray if you don’t feel safe and “spray the shit out of an attacker’s eyes”.
If you feel like someone is following you, she also advises you to turn around to look at them.
This means you’ll be able to see their face well and they’ll see yours, which might cause them to back off.
The Ontario-based teenager also suggested there was more risk of attack in a stairwell than in an elevator at night, so advises to “take the elevator”.
And in her most recent video, she warns: “Where there is light, there is sight.
“If you can’t see what’s going on around you, you shouldn’t be alone.”
In some of her other clips, Spencer also warns of the potential risks of appearing home alone and shares some tips that will help scare off intruders.
First, for women who live without men – alone or with other women – maybe consider buying a pair of men’s work boots.
She suggests, “If you’re a girl and you live alone, or you’re a group of girls who live together, go to the thrift store, buy a big, huge pair of visibly dirty, visibly worn work boots, and leave put them in front of your front door.”
She said it would make an intruder think there’s a “big tough man” living there, which will likely scare them away.
Also, the teen says to stop putting your car keys by the front door when you walk in and reveals what you should do instead.
“It’s not a good idea,” she said. “Instead, it’s a really good idea to keep your car key on your bedside table. If something happens at night, you can grab your car key, press the panic button, and the alarm of your car will trigger.”
Spencer also warns women not to share too much on social media.
“I see so many young girls flaunting their position, telling people they’re home alone. Don’t!” she says.
Finally, she concludes: “If someone attacks you, don’t worry about being nice. Your elbow is very strong. Hit it very hard.”
And if you’re walking alone, she suggests being aware of your surroundings.
“You shouldn’t be texting your phone,” she says.
Meanwhile, this woman shares a key hack you can use to protect yourself from attackers – warning that the common method could injure your hand.
Women previously learned how to activate Emergency SOS on iPhone and Android.
Also, a man warns you should NEVER approach a car if a string is attached to the handle – he claims it’s a criminal distraction tactic.