Campus Safety and Security – Keeping Your Daughter Safe at College
It is that time of year again when literally millions of teenagers take the first step into adulthood. After graduating from high school, many teenagers are fortunate enough to go to college to further their education and enhance their careers. Their parents are concerned about the financial aspect and how they’re going to pay for it. The teens are filled with anxiety about being on their own for the first time.
Colleges present wonderful opportunities, but frequently the subject that is overlooked is college security both on and off campus. Actually it is the furthest thing from their mind for both parents and the students alike. What University officials don’t like to talk about are the risks involved especially for young females attending their University.
They want parents and students to feel comfortable on campus so they downplay statistics that show very clearly how dangerous life is in or around university campuses.
College campuses are usually portrayed as idyllic, serene places meant to give the impression that they are safe. In real life college campuses are effective magnets for criminals who see college coeds as easy prey in terms of sexual assault and robbery. These lowlife criminals hang around the fringes of college campuses, often at night, looking for single targets to assault and steal from.
And if that threat isn’t enough you have 18 to 20-year-old males who are high on testosterone and are exposed to drugs and alcohol much more frequently than they ever have been. This combination often results in fellow male students assaulting their female counterparts. And is anyone naive enough to think that all roommates are honest? We don’t think so.
It is our opinion that parents and new students have an obligation to themselves to take college security both on and off campus very seriously. One of the best things that parents and students can do is to get some diversion safes and security devices for the student’s room and some self-defense products like a personal alarm, pepper spray or stun gun for personal security and personal safety.
A self-defense product such as pepper spray can immobilize an assailant for as much is 45 minutes and they are legal in all states. The kind we recommend is a Pepper Spray on a key chain because it is literally with you wherever you go on or off campus. It can provide that personal security and personal safety very inexpensively yet effectively.
Check all of our 65 Diversion Safes that work on the principle of “hiding items in plain sight” for dorm room security.
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