Suggestions for Safety on Campus

About dating…..
The sad truth is 90 percent of rapes or sexual assaults occur between people who already knew each other and that approximately half of rapes happen on dates. Here are some thoughts on how to protect yourself.

* Take your time in getting to know your date. Don’t spend time alone with someone who makes you feel uncomfortable. This means using common sense and removing herself from situations that you don’t feel good about.
* Stay with a group of people. Avoid risky areas, such as dark streets and unpopulated locations.
* Avoid excessive alcohol. According to the Journal of Studies on Alcohol, more than 70,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 have been victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
* Be alert for possible use of “date rape drugs” such as Rohypnol, which is illegal in the United States. Someone can slip it into a drink. It causes drowsiness, a loss of coordination, dizziness and memory loss. Never take drinks from other people and don’t leave your drink unattended. SecureOnCampus.com sells Date Rape Drug Test Coasters
* Tell someone you trust your date’s name, destination and planned time of return.
* Always have money with you in case of emergencies.
* Avoid walking alone if possible.
* Walk with an air of confidence and stay alert.
* Walk in lighted areas.
* Keep your hand free, not overloaded. But always carry pepper spray for self defense
* Have your keys ready.
* If you are being followed: cross the street, scream, run to an occupied residence or store, or flag down a car.
Safety in Dorm Rooms
* Don’t hold the outer doors open and let people in who do not show student ID
* Doors and windows to your residence hall should be equipped with quality locks. Room doors should have peepholes and deadbolts.
* Do not loan out your key. Never compromise your safety for a roommate or friend who wants the door left unlocked. Replace locks when a key is lost or stolen.
* Use caution admitting strangers.
* Have good lighting around entrances.
* If you are a woman and live alone or with other women, use only your first initials on your mailbox and, when possible, in phone directories.
* Report suspicious activity to campus police—or to the police if you live off-campus.

While Driving
* Keep windows up and doors locked.
* Park in well-lighted areas and travel on populated, well-lighted streets.
* Never pick up hitchhikers.
* If you have car trouble, signal for help by raising the hood or tying a white handkerchief to the door handle.

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SecureOnCampus.com Founder To Appear on “Your Time with Kim Iverson” Syndicated Radio Show To Discuss College Student Self Defense

Rob Pellizzi, Founder of SecureOnCampus.com will be talking with Kim Iverson during her syndicated radio show “Your Time with Kim Iverson” on Tuesday, March 9 at 9:30pm ET, 8:30pm CT. The topic of their conversation will be “How College Students Can Protect Themselves on Campus”.

Pellizzi’s comments will focus on the areas of avoiding potential conflicts and situations where female students might put themselves at risk, programs available for students to teach them effective self defense techniques to repel aggression, and products that would be deterrents in the event of emergency. Links to the locations of self defense programs, many that take place on college campuses, are available at SecureOnCampus.com. Campus self defense products, including pepper sprays, mace, personal alarms, date rape drug test coasters and more are available for sale at the online store.

A special offer has been created for listeners of the “Your Time with Kim Iverson” program. Kim’s fans will be eligible to receive 15% discounts at SecureOnCampus.com by using the coupon code “Kim” at checkout.

“Your Time with Kim Iverson” is syndicated in several cities across the country and can be heard on these stations:
AUSTIN – KAMX (7pm-Midnight)
BUFFALO – WTSS (7pm-Midnight)
DENVER – KALC (7pm-Midnight)
INDIANAPOLIS – WZPL (7pm-Midnight)
KANSAS CITY – KKSN (7pm-Midnight)
MEMPHIS – WMC-FM (7pm-Midnight)
NORFOLK – WPTE (7pm-Midnight)
PORTLAND – KRSK (7pm-Midnight)
WICHITA – KFBZ (6pm-11pm)

For those interested listeners who live outside those cities, a recording of the conversation will be available here after the live airing.

About SecureOnCampus.com:
SecureOnCampus.com is the first online destination that caters to the needs of college students and their parents offering the full spectrum of products hand selected to keep students and their valuables safe in their dorms while putting parents minds at ease.

New Wireless Alarm for Dorms and Off Campus Apartments

SecureOnCampus.com has just added a new product to it’s site. It’s a wireless alarm system that is perfect for off campus apartments. It sets up in under an hour and can be expanded to add as many wireless sensors for windows and doors as you might need. Be sure to check out the link here: Wireless Apartment Alarm

Along with the pepper sprays, mace, dorm safes and the hundred other products they sell, this alarm is worth checking out. Whatever you need on campus, this site seems to have it!