Saturday, May 20, 2017

7 College Safety Tips



Although I’ve personally been out of college for a few years, there are many safety tips that I have when attending either a small campus or a large University. Being far from home, safety is high up on my list of priorities. For girls especially, it may not be the best of conversations but it needs to be talked about.
Although I’ve personally been out of college for a few years, there are many safety tips that I have when attending either a small campus or a large University. Being far from home, safety is high up on my list of priorities. For girls especially, it may not be the best of conversations but it needs to be talked about.
This is a guest post by Cait from Caits Cozy Corner.

  1. Don’t travel alone

If your family is like mine, they’ve probably shared this with you all the time but it’s true. Don’t go anywhere by yourself, if you can avoid it, especially later at night. So, if you can, be sure to take a friend with you or at the very least, walk in areas that are highly populated rather than slipping solo through dark alleyways! I would always meet up with a roommate after work when I’d be out late and we’d walk home together.

2. Tell your friends/family where you’re going

As a spinoff from my first tip, if you do have to go somewhere without someone you trust (even if it’s a job interview or a first date at a public place), be sure to tell at least one or two people where it is you’re going and when you plan on getting back. That way, if something happens or if you don’t come back when you’re supposed to, your friends know the last place to look for you so that they can bring you back to safety!

3. Watch your drink

When you go off to college, it’s expected that you may try some new things, be it alcohol or drugs. Aside from the obvious notes to take care of yourself and know your limit, I cannot stress to you enough just how important it is to watch your own drink. Even if you’re not drinking alcohol, regular drinks can be drugged, as well. There have been far too many cases of people being attack victims after having their drink laced, so if you’re at a bar or a party, or even just with someone you don’t know, hold onto your cup/can/bottle from the moment liquid goes inside or the top is popped, because one moment you turn away could be the cause of something fatal.

4. Be aware of your surroundings

I know, I know, you want to listen to your music on your walk home. But really, it’s not smart to completely tune yourself out to everything around you. What if someone came up behind you and attacked you and you couldn’t hear a thing? People listening to headphones are a huge target for attackers, as they can jump them by surprise. So don’t be a victim, be smart and stay alert around your surroundings.
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5. Use school security

If you’re living on campus (or even if you aren’t, in some situations), your school should offer security services to escort you from a school building to another across campus. If it’s late and you’re alone, you can call security and they can walk/drive you from a school building to a dorm or other building on campus.
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6. Get a safety app

I haven’t had to use one of these yet, thank goodness, but I’ve heard amazing things about them — they’re apps for smartphones designed to keep you safe and out of danger! One of the most popular ones is bSafe, which can be used to set up a personal circle of emergency contacts along with an easy way to alert them if you’re in a dangerous situation. When you contact them, you also have the option to record a video of what’s happening and set off a siren. bSafe also has a timer that will trigger your set contacts if you haven’t checked in when you said you would. Plus (one of the best features!) it has a Fake Call setting, to get you out of dangerous meetings or awkward situations! It’s totally free and completely worth the download to keep yourself safe.
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7. Don’t be afraid to call

One of the people I have in my phone is a locksmith. I’ve been known to lock myself out of my car or house on occasion and having a local locksmith from a company I trust is key ( no pun intended! ) The company at STL Locksmith are the best. They have amazing quality service, professional technicians, and competitive prices. They also are trained and experienced in using the latest technology and locksmith techniques to help you in your emergency. The best part? They are available 24/7 so you never have to be afraid to call.

The number one thing to remember, girls, is that your safety comes first. Do not jeopardize that for one moment, because it could be a moment you seriously regret. College is a time to learn, have fun, and discover new things, so stay smart and keep yourself safe!
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Hey! I'm Cait. I just moved to Atlanta, GA from Chicago two years ago. I married my college sweetheart 5 years ago and we have a 3 1/2 year old daughter Lily and a three week old son, Landon. I blog over at Caits Cozy Corner and have for the last 7 years. It's been a blast meeting and getting to know other bloggers! Come check out my Instagram, Twitter or Facebook pages for delicious recipes, fun fashion tips, my little family of four and more!


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Although I’ve personally been out of college for a few years, there are many safety tips that I have when attending either a small campus or a large University. Being far from home, safety is high up on my list of priorities. For girls especially, it may not be the best of conversations but it needs to be talked about.

Although I’ve personally been out of college for a few years, there are many safety tips that I have when attending either a small campus or a large University. Being far from home, safety is high up on my list of priorities. For girls especially, it may not be the best of conversations but it needs to be talked about.

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Shakirah

Shakirah is a single mom to a 5 year old. She is a blogger, teacher, and graduate student. Her goal is to bring a more positive and realistic look into the lives of single mothers.

3 comments:

  1. These are all great tips! That app sounds really smart and everyone should have it!

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  2. These are some really helpful tips. Wish I knew about some when I was attending college back then.

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  3. Thanking you for your valuable article. It is my first visit to your blog.

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