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Personal Safety Tips for Back to College

Going back to college is an exciting time, but it’s essential to prioritize your personal safety while you’re on campus. Here are some tips to help ensure your safety:

  1. Familiarize Yourself with the Campus: Get to know the campus layout, including the location of your classes, dormitories, libraries, and other important places. This will help you navigate confidently and avoid getting lost in unfamiliar areas.
  2. Stay Aware of Your Surroundings: Always be aware of your surroundings, especially when walking alone. Avoid distractions like staring at your phone or wearing headphones that could prevent you from noticing potential risks.
  3. Use Well-Lit and Populated Areas: Stick to well-lit pathways and areas with many people, especially at night. Avoid shortcuts through dark or isolated areas.
  4. Lock Doors and Windows: In your dorm room or an off-campus apartment, lock your doors and windows when you’re not around. This helps prevent unauthorized entry.
  5. Buddy System: Walk with a friend or group whenever possible, especially during the evening or late-night hours. The buddy system adds an extra layer of safety.
  6. Emergency Contacts: Keep a list of significant phone numbers, including campus security, local law enforcement, friends, and family, stored in your phone. You should also know the campus emergency procedures. Make sure you know you memorize your family or essential contact phone number. Do you know their number by memory?
  7. Trust Your Instincts: If something feels off or unsafe, trust your gut and remove yourself from the situation. Your intuition can often be a valuable tool in recognizing potential danger.
  8. Protect Personal Information: Be cautious about sharing personal information online or with people you don’t know well. Cybersecurity is just as critical as physical safety.
  9. Travel Safely: If you’re using public transportation or walking, plan your routes ahead of time. Avoid hitchhiking or accepting rides from strangers.
  10. Alcohol and Drugs: If you choose to drink alcohol, do so responsibly and in moderation. Never leave your drink unattended, and be wary of accepting drinks from others. Avoid using drugs, as they can impair judgment and put you at risk. 
  11. Use Campus Security Resources: Most colleges have campus security services available. Utilize their resources, such as safe ride programs or security escorts if you walk alone at night.
  12. Fire Safety: Familiarize yourself with fire evacuation routes in your residence hall and other buildings on campus. Take fire drills seriously and know how to use fire extinguishers.
  13. Online Safety: Be cautious when sharing personal information online. Regularly update your passwords and enable two-factor authentication where possible.
  14. Self-Defense Training: Consider taking a self-defense or personal safety awareness class to learn basic techniques that can help protect yourself if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation.

Personal safety is a priority, so always take steps to minimize risks and make informed choices. If you ever feel unsafe or unsure, don’t hesitate to seek help from campus security, friends, or local authorities.

To learn about how to Refuse to be A Victim: Email: hines@divinesafety.us


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