Custom Self-Defense And Safety Kit For College Women
Why should you have a custom self-defense and safety kit for your college-age daughter? That is the question we are going to explore today. In the process, we’re going to offer up some facts that will convince you that you need one that can protect your daughter and suggest some solutions on which products to get.
As your college-age daughter gets ready to go off to school after the first of the year here are some things that you should consider about her safety and security.
The Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women offered up these facts on Responding to Campus Sexual Assault.
- They noted “nineteen percent of undergraduate women reported experiencing completed or attempted sexual assault since entering college. Those assaults were committed by someone the victim knew in the vast majority of cases.”
- Nearly 70% of all victims “are drugged, drunk, passed out, or otherwise incapacitated-creating a situation in which victims may be less likely to report the assault and where prosecutors may be less likely to prosecute.”
- Only 2% of victims of incapacitated rape reported the assault to law enforcement.
- Women between 18-24 years of age are at the greatest risk for intimate partner violence.
In our recent article entitled ‘How Safe Is Your Daughter In College?’ we noted that in the May 2014 issue of Time magazine they called America’s campuses “hazardous places for young women,” particularly those who are 18 or 19 years old, just beginning their college experience.
So what can parents do for their college-age daughters?
Here are some suggestions for a custom self-defense safety kit for your daughter.
Campus sexual assault is not the only crime likely to be perpetrated on your daughter. She may come from a background where she trusts everybody and that is a nice trait to have but terribly naïve. Theft is a big problem especially for first and second-year students who were more than likely forced to live in a dormitory or other living arrangements to save money.
The problem with having roommates is that no matter how well you think you know them, they are subject to the same temptations everyone has. Given the opportunity, we firmly believe, everyone is tempted to steal. If you want to protect your valuable possessions, it is up to you to make it as difficult as possible for anyone to steal them.
One of the most effective and least expensive ways to protect small valuables is with a diversion safe. Diversion safes are replicas of common household/kitchen products that have hollowed out interiors that can hide items such as cash, credit cards, jewelry, and other valuables. Some are big enough to even hide a handgun.
Our Coca-Cola Can Safe as shown here is an authentic can of Coca-Cola that measures 1.75" wide x 3.5″ deep and has the weight of a real coke can. There is no accidental opening because the bottom must be screwed off for access.
But admittedly the number one problem that she faces is the potential for an assault on campus.
This 18% concentration of oleoresin capsicum Guard Dog Keychain Spray has 2 million SHU (Scoville Heat Units) and combines CS military tear gas and ultraviolet marking dye in a canister that has enough spray for 7 to 9 one second bursts up to 12 feet away.
How safe is your daughter at College? Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.