Staying safe on a night out
What to look out for and ways you can plan ahead.
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Written by Caroline
Updated over a week ago

Whether it's Easter, a birthday, Christmas, or Halloween, make sure you're staying safe all year around. Take notice of your environment and the people around you and make sure you’re looking out for your friends as well. To help you have a safe and enjoyable night out, we've provided some handy tips below.

Watch your drink

Never leave your drink unattended as this may increase the chance of your drink getting spiked. Drink spiking happens when someone puts alcohol or drugs into someone’s drink without their knowledge or permission. Don’t accept drinks from strangers and throw away your drink if it tastes odd.

Nominate a designated driver

Make sure you organise your transportation before you head out for the night. Know if you’re getting an Uber or if a designated driver will be driving you home. If you’ve decided to walk home, use Sonder’s 'Track my journey' feature so you have that reassurance that someone is looking out for you.

Don’t give into peer pressure

If you’re being pressured to do anything you don’t want to do, try and remove yourself from the situation. Explain your reasons as to why you don’t want to participate and stand your ground.

Make sure your mobile phone is charged

The last thing you want is for your phone to go flat while you’re out. This makes it so much harder to find your friends if you’ve wandered away or if you need help. So ensure it’s on 100% battery before you head out!

Stay safe with Sonder!

Use Sonder to stay safe while you’re walking home with our 'Track my journey' feature, or if you’re in a situation where you feel unsafe, you can use our 'Check on me' feature. This way you’ll have that reassurance and still be able to enjoy your night!

With Sonder's 'Check on me' feature, simply set a time when you expect you'll be winding down from your night out, and we'll send you a message to ask if you're okay. If you don't respond to your message, we'll call you to make sure you're safe - and if we still don't hear from you, we'll send someone to your location to check you're okay.

Sonder's 'Track my journey' feature allows you to share your location with our team, so that we can keep an eye on your progress as you make your way to your destination. Your journey is monitored by real people - not machines - and if we detect you've stopped or gone off-route, we'll get in touch with you to ensure you're okay.

If you have any questions or need extra support, we're here to help you anytime in any language. Simply start a chat with us via the home screen of the Sonder app.

Information sourced from Talk to Frank.

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All content is created and published for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice.

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