Safety Scouts Advice: Preventing Female Assault Scenario: You are going home alone late at night. A man chooses an opportune moment to enter your personal space and physically assault you. Advice: Do not be afraid to use self-defense in order to get out of the situation. The best technique is to scream; if that does not work, put both hands on his shoulders and knee him hard in the groin. Use the distraction to escape to safety.