Personal Safety Tips: How to Stay Safe in 3 Common College Scenarios

Personal Safety Tips: How to Stay Safe in 3 Common College Scenarios
  • Opening Intro -

    I know your new found independence since you moved from home is amazing.

    You are no longer living by your parents' rules.

-------------------------------------

You could stay out longer if you wanted and hang out with whoever you wanted. This, however, does not mean that you should not be careful when it comes to your personal safety.

Whether it’s your first semester on campus or you are a returning student, follow the security tips below to ensure that you are always keeping safe on campus.

1. Going out

When going out with friends always ensure you observe the following:

  • Stick together — Stick to the buddy system the entire night since I am sure by now you have heard about it. Be a good friend and always watch out for your friends, especially if they are at a stage where they can’t make a sound decision for themselves.
  • Ensure your phone is fully charged — It’s common knowledge cell phone batteries drain fast, so before going out plug it in as you prepare to go out. You never know when you might need to make an emergency call.
  • Have some cash on you — Apart from carrying your credit or debit card ensure that you have at least 3 dollars on you. This might come in handy should you need to bail yourself or your friends out of a bad situation.

2. Do the following on your way home

  • Keep moving — Try not to linger outside if you can. Get out your room key and head straight in while looking out to see if you are being followed.
  • Carry your pepper spray or gel — Purchase the campus safety pepper gel since it meets requirements in size in the US.

3. In the dorm

  • Secure your windows and doors — Always lock your doors if you are going out of your room and when you are sleeping. Lock all adjacent windows to a fire escape especially when you are going out.
  • Install an alarm system — We are not saying you go for expensive alarm systems; opt for an affordable alarm. A window alarm will not only alert you of attempted break-ins, it will also scare away intruders.

Final two tips:

-Keep a close eye on your belongings at all times. In the library, have your phone and laptop close to you and if you take a bathroom break, carry your valuables with you.

-Always lock your car if you have one. Confirm it’s tires are not deflated. Be very keen on any strangers who may come in your room and ask for help in jumpstarting their cars.

Conclusion

  • Be cautious but not paranoid to ensure that you are safe on campus.
  • Safeguard your valuables and car always.
  • Lock your room when you are not in or while sleeping.
  • Check out for your friends too.

Share this article widely on social media and mostly on Facebook to ensure that your friends too are aware of how to keep safe while on campus.

References
– https://www.hercampus.com/life/campus-life/11-ways-stay-safe-college
– https://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/student-life/articles/college-health-safety/top-campus-safety-tips/
– http://www.academicinfo.net/campus-life/17-tips-for-staying-safe-on-campus

Image Credit: Pixabay

end of post … please share it!

College Campus reference:

GUIDE: job search directory
Amazon Bestsellers: Safety Whistle

SaleBestseller No. 1
HEIMDALL Safety Whistle with lanyard (2 pack) for Boating Camping Hiking Hunting Emergency Survival Rescue Signaling
56 Reviews
HEIMDALL Safety Whistle with lanyard (2 pack) for Boating Camping Hiking Hunting Emergency Survival Rescue Signaling
  • Made from high impact Plastic, lightweight, waterproof, durable and non corrodible.
  • Two chamber design, it's easier to Emits a shrill, high-pitched sound
  • High Power, enough to be heard at long distances
Bestseller No. 2
Michael Josh 2PCS Emergency Survival Whistle Kit with Lanyards for Outdoor(Silver)
111 Reviews
Michael Josh 2PCS Emergency Survival Whistle Kit with Lanyards for Outdoor(Silver)
  • Louder Sound,double tubes can provide up to 150 decibels,can be heard for far distance.
  • Strong and Durable,stainless steel material ensures the whistle durable
  • Good Environmental adaptability - The whistle has no built-in pea ,so it will not mold and breed bacteria because of the pea.You can use it in any...
SaleBestseller No. 3
Fox 40 Sonik Blast CMG with Lanyard - Multi Color, Orange/black
1184 Reviews
Fox 40 Sonik Blast CMG with Lanyard - Multi Color, Orange/black
  • 120+ Decibels of high pitch Shrill rises above ambient Noise and can be heard over a Mile away
  • 100% constructed of high-impact ABS plastic-So they're 100% impervious to Moisture
  • Pealess Design, No moving Parts-nothing to obstruct Sound, nothing to jam, break or freeze
Bestseller No. 4
Shoreline Marine Emergency Survival Whistle
715 Reviews
Shoreline Marine Emergency Survival Whistle
  • Pea-Less Whistle Blows Wet Or Dry
  • Bright Orange Color
  • Includes Neck Lanyard
SaleBestseller No. 5
SUNVORE Safety Whistle Marine Whistle with lanyard (6 pack) for Boating Camping Hiking Hunting Emergency Survival Rescue
5 Reviews
SUNVORE Safety Whistle Marine Whistle with lanyard (6 pack) for Boating Camping Hiking Hunting Emergency Survival Rescue
  • SPECIAL DESIGN - The survival whistles are designed with a clip for securing on your belt or life jacket. With two defferent sizes sound cavities,...
  • APPLICATION - Ideal for Camping, Hiking, Boating, Hunting and many other emergency. Keeping a survival whistle may save your life in emergency...
  • MATERIAL - Made from high impact plastic, lightweight, waterproof and durable.

Last update on 2018-12-12 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

end of post idea

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Helpful article? Leave us a quick comment below.
And please share this article within your social networks.

Categories: Campus Safety

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.