Young or old everyone needs some sort of self defense in this day and age. This non-lethal method of self defense requires no training or special abilities. With a 5 year shelf life this is the best answer to self defense for someone who dose not want to carry a firearm. Just point and spray, no shaking required. With a 6-8 foot ballistic stream that reduces blow back this will give you the time to get away and call 911.