Campus Security

Safe dating – on Valentine’s Day and all Year Round

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: February 7th, 2016

Valentine’s Day is a big date night and we all wonder if our child has their own valentine. Come on, admit it. You’re thinking about it. Right? Well anyway, here are a few tips to share to ensure safe dating all year round as well as on Valentine’s Day.

Try these tips.

1) Tell a friend where you’re going and when you expect to return to your dorm

2) Carry your cell phone

3) Drive yourself or meet at a place that you are familiar with

4) Drink responsibly

5) Watch your drink

6) Go with other friends

7) Bring cash and

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As Parents We Are Always Concerned With Safety, But Are Our Kids?

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: August 21st, 2015

We’re thinking about our kids’ safety, but are they?

Start a dialogue and keep the lines of communication open. Make a plan to stay in touch with your child and stick to it. Share these tips with your kids. There’s a lot here. Maybe one at a time?! Your kids might roll their eyes, but they will hear:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Become familiar with the campus and map out safe ways to walk to and from your classes. Walk in lit areas that are frequently traveled.
  • Always walk with at least one other person that you know. Groups are better but are not always practical. If you have to walk alone somewhere, make sure someone is aware of where you will be walking and when you should arrive at your destination.

Personally, I encourage my daughter to call me on her cell phone when she is walking somewhere alone. We talk until she arrives at her destination safely. Even though she is on the phone I encourage her to stay aware of her surroundings.
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Safety Items, You Decide….

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: April 10th, 2014

The weather is nice and our college kids are out and about… This is a good time to have that safety conversation again…

Campus Safety is of paramount importance to parents. Here are a few suggestions for our kids protection. Make sure your child is always aware of their surroundings. Are the walking routes well-lite and well-populated? Are campus emergency phones available?  Suggest your child walk with a friend especially at night. If a friend is not available, suggest your child call a friend with a “code” word that identifies a signal for help. Cell phones are excellent but your child must remain aware of their surroundings and not get distracted with the phone conversation. Avoid dark parking areas. Walk with keys interlocked within fingers to be used to fight off an attacker. Blow a whistle. Flash a light. These items are small enough to conceal.
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