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This fall, parents and guardians will be sending kids off to college, either for the first time or after summer break. Students are understandably excited about getting back to a normal life following COVID-19 protocols, lockdowns, uncertainties and more.
And while college life is a time for fun, making new friends, and of course, getting an education, it’s natural for parents and children (perhaps away from home for the first time) to keep their personal safety in mind as well.
In that spirit, SABRE would like to offer parents, guardians and young people entering adulthood a few safety tips (and products) to help increase their security and sense of wellbeing as they make the most out of their college experience.
Students away from home for the first time in their lives — or any young people striking it out on their own — can follow a few basic principles to improve their safety. Here are some rules to follow when away from home:
· Never walk home — or to a party or event — alone at night or at dusk. And if you're parking a vehicle at night, park in a well-lit area, preferably with lots of people around.
· Keep your most valuable items in your front pockets whenever possible. Bad actors can easily pick your back pockets, and muggers can easily snatch away your backpack or purse.
· Learn the layout of your campus and surrounding areas. Creating a mental map of the locations can reduce the chances you'll get lost or head toward sketchy areas.
· Familiarize yourself with campus emergency services, such as emergency call buttons and phone locations, campus safety offices, campus escort services as well as any other safety services your school may have available.
· Try to be aware of your surroundings while walking and moving about and don't get lost or distracted by your phone, apps or other electronic devices. If your head is always buried in your phone, you may not be able to spot a threat or imminent attack or evade a dangerous situation before it happens.
· If possible, carry some type of self-defense product on your person, such as . But if you do carry pepper spray, be sure you know how to use it. You can sign up for self-defense classes that will give you the proper training, as well as visit the for helpful tips and tricks on how to use a variety of personal safety products.