Chris Roberts

Do Self Defense Phone Apps Work?

Do Self Defense Phone Apps Work?
I receive many emails/messages asking me if these self defense phone apps work to prevent attacks?  In short, they might if the circumstances are just right, but I do have a number of concerns with them which I will discuss here.  First of all, here is a video of one many have asked me about.  Check it out, then I will offer some thoughts on it.  Okay, sounds great at first glance, but here are some of my concerns.... -  will you have the device out and ready when you might need it?  Often people are attacked unexpectedly leaving no time to access the device.  Even if they do have a moment, will they be able to open it, unlock it, or access it because as I teach, the seemingly simple act of dialing 911 is ...
Chris Roberts

The Danger of Anti-Rape Wear by Ellen Snortland

The Danger of Anti-Rape Wear by Ellen Snortland
I, along with my friend Piroska Bata recently wrote a blog offering our opinions on a new product for women that has been designed to prevent Rape!  To read our thoughts, please go to the following link: Anti-Rape Underwear! Good Idea or Bad Idea But I would like to share an article written by one of my friends, Ellen Snortland, who also addresses the topic in her educational, and always entertaining manner.  You can read her thoughts here in our blog or go directly to the Huffington Post article by clicking here:  The Danger of Anti-Rape Wear  I also encourage all our SAFE International followers to check out Ellen’s link at the end of the article to her book, “The Safety Godmothers” which I highly recommend. The Danger...
Chris Roberts

Do Self Defense Pranks Go Too Far?

questionSome of the YouTube videos that get more views than any others are the ones involving pranks.  I think most people get a good laugh out of many of them, but my question is do you feel the self defense pranks go too far? In fact, do you think there is a chance someone could be physically hurt well beyond a few bruises, and would you feel any empathy for them, or believe they got what they deserve if they are going to prank people?  In this first video, there are two men on the elevator with one pretending to be a Russian Hitman it says in the title.  The other man is tied up in a chair with fake blood on him.   People think they are going to a job interview and they need to take the elevator to the location .  Once t...

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