15 Simple Thing You Can Do to Protect Yourself from Sexual Assault Photo 14

  1. Be Assertive

Your space is just that. Yours! If someone comes too close for comfort, tell them and force them to move back and give you your space. Fight the worry of coming off rude or bitchy. If your safety is at stake, it’s no time to be nice. “Predators will test your boundaries to see how close they can get to you,” says defense expert Melissa Soalt.