Everyone needs a reminder to review safety rules. But every now and again those rules need to be updated. Fortunately we have some books that can not only make you safe, but learn to be aware about yourself and others.
"Travel Wise: How to Be Safe, Savvy, & Secure Abroad," by Ray S. Leki (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2008, $22.95)
Think of your preparation for foreign travel as a toolkit. Along with your passport, tuck this book in neatly with your camera, map and brochures. Recommended for newbies and seasoned travelers as well.
"Shepherding Women in Pain: Real Women, Real Issues, & What You Need to Know to Truly Help," by Bev Hislop (Moody Publishers, 2010, $14.99)
Get direct advice from a professional woman whose everyday life revolves around helping women who are victimized by various forms of abuse.
"The Essential Guide to Date Rape Prevention: How to Avoid Dangerous Situations, Overpowering Individuals and Date Rape," by Scott Lindquist (Sourcebooks Inc., 2007, $14.95)
Arm yourselves against date rape by getting fortified with Lindquist's advice in this book.
"I Said No! A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Your Private Parts Private," by Zack and Kimberly King and Sue Rama (Boulden Publishing, 2008, $9.95)
Help your son and daughter become aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, and teach them it's OK to say no.
"A Smart Kid's Guide to Internet Privacy," by David J. Jakubiak (PowerKids Press, 2009, $8.25)
Everyone can take tips from this handy guide to protecting your privacy.
"The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself," by James Munton and Jelita McLeod (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011, $32.95)
Americans are 40 times more likely to be defrauded than to have their cars stolen or their homes burgled, according to the authors. If you want to prevent crime, this book can help you focus on the most likely threats.