Staying Safe in College
Going to college is exciting, but it can also be a little frightening. The recent stabbing spree at Houston’s Lone Star College provides food for thought regarding campus safety, especially as the time to leave for college gets closer.
Here is some information regarding keeping safe while in your college years:
The first thing to remember is that most students complete their college career without ever encountering any danger. College shootings and stabbing sprees, though deeply disturbing, are not common occurrences. As we have seen from this most recent tragedy, it is pretty much impossible to predict these horrific events, but worrying won’t prevent them from happening.
The following 10 safety tips provided by About.com can become a useful tool for you on a daily basis and a great place to start researching on the topic. http://collegelife.about.com/od/healthwellness/qt/SafetyTips.htm. This simple, but sound advice ranges from locking your doors to using the campus escort service at night. It is a MUST-READ for any student making the transition into college life.
By staying aware of your surroundings and the company you keep, you can proactively do your part to remain safe on campus. And by staying safe, your college years will become the best of your life! Enjoy, grow, and stay safe!