Safety should always come first when you are abroad, not necessarily because you are somewhere dangerous, but just because you are somewhere different. It can be easy to just enjoy yourself and to get lulled into a false sense of security. The main thing to remember is to always be vigilant. Look out for anything that looks unusual and is on your guard.
Pick your destination carefully. Many places are safe but for some, the security and government warnings change all the time. Look at the latest travel information before you book.
Make sure you stay in the right area. This is especially true if you have children and are looking for a family-friendly environment. Don’t stay too far from central areas, where it could be dark and potentially riskier at night. Stick to areas with other tourists and plenty of other people around in general, where you will blend in with the crowd.