A mall is often a safe place, but it’s not always a safe environment, says Dr Michael McNeill, a professor of psychology at the University of Sydney.
“When you’re shopping, it’s very important to be aware of your surroundings, be aware when you walk past something you don’t know what’s in that place,” he says.
“If there’s a police officer in the mall, if there’s someone on the street who you don.t know well, you need to be prepared.”
So, when you’re out shopping, McNeill recommends that you: Don’t leave anything at home or in your car If you have to get a parking pass at a mall or an airport, check it out at the mall.
If you’re going to the mall with a friend or family member, be prepared to get your friend or relative on a wait list for a parking permit.
If the person who’s in your immediate vicinity is injured, or if you have a medical emergency, call the police.
Don’t be a mall cop Don’t go to a mall alone, McNeil says.
It’s best to ask someone you know, or to go to your local police station for a list of the people who are allowed in the malls.
When you’re ready to leave, you can use the exit doors, but you might have to ask them to lock the door, McNeils says.
If they don’t lock the doors, McLean says, ask the store manager if you can go through and go through to the exit door yourself.
“You may want to walk through to another exit, so that you can make sure the person doesn’t try and come in through the back door,” McLean said.
“There are also times when people may be in the shopping mall and it’s quite a stressful situation for them to go into the store.”
Always get your name on the mall’s website before you enter the mall If you need help with security or you’re not sure how to get into a store, ask someone who’s already in there for help.
They can help you make an appointment or help you get an exit.
Make sure you get a receipt for the exit you’re using.
It may be easier to use the escalator than the mall entrance, but that’s up to you, McNeal says.
Make an appointment at the store you’re staying at.
If it’s a new store, it might be worth the extra effort to make a appointment.
You can usually call them for an appointment if you’re unsure if you need one.
You may also want to contact the local police if you feel unsafe.
You’ll want to make sure you’re prepared to leave in the morning.
Be aware of where you’re heading and what you’re doing.
If something unexpected happens, ask a trusted person to help you with directions.
You should have your passport, ID card, credit card, phone, and wallet with you when you leave the mall and in the day.
Don.t forget to get medical help The doctor or other healthcare provider will help you if you get injured or need to use a wheelchair, McDonnies says.
He suggests that you use the emergency exits only when you know you can get into the mall safely.
If a doctor is treating you, they’ll ask you for permission to come in and see you.
Donate to your community If you feel you’re a good candidate for a mall volunteer, you might be able to donate money to a local charity or charity of your choice.
McNeill says you should always check the website of the local charity, or make an online donation online if you don\’t know the details.
It can be very helpful if you are willing to give money to help out local charities, McGlenn says.
And McNeill suggests that if you know of a charity that’s already running a program in your area, ask them if they’ll be interested in hiring a volunteer.
“I think if you do this for a project, it makes it easier to find the right person for the job,” he said.
You might also be able see if a local group is already running such a program, McGlynn says.
In fact, the National Center for the Homeless has a program called the Community Homeless Project that provides a safe shelter and food program to homeless people.
You could also contact your local shelter, or call the Department of Health.
If there are children in the group, they could provide meals for the kids, McGrann says.
Check the rules of the mall before you get in A mall has rules of conduct and policies about what is and is not allowed, and you need a safety pass to enter, McEllas says.
You don’t want to be there without a pass, but McElles says it’s best not to have one.
“We don’t have a policy on that