Where do you spend the bulk of your time when you are not at home? For many people, it’s work or school. While you have less control over the environments of places outside your own house, there are many precautions you can take to ensure your safety when you are at your “second home.”
Stay safe on campus
- Always lock your dormitory door when you leave, even if you’re just heading down the hallway for a minute.
- Avoid dark or less traveled paths on campus, especially at night. If you have to walk through a dark section after class, have a friend join you or call for a campus escort.
- Refrain from using alcohol—especially if you are underage. Drinking can decrease your sense of inhibition and increase your risk of making unsafe decisions.
- If you decide to drink anyway, always attend parties or bars with a group of friends, one of whom has volunteered to be the “sober friend” that night to help you refrain from making unwise choices. Never leave your drink unattended.