08/07/2019 Lincoln, R.I.
Living away from home can be an exciting time for college students, but it’s important for them to keep safety in mind. That’s why Amica Insurance is sharing tips to help students stay alert so they can have a safe and enjoyable school year.
According to SafeWise, an online source for safety and home security news, more than 20 million young adults will be heading off to college this year. In an effort to promote campus safety, SafeWise is offering these five tips:
- Visit the campus safety office
Familiarize yourself with its location and take advantage of the services it may offer, such as blue light emergency phone stations and campus escort services. The campus safety office is a good place for security tips and information on campus crime.
- Walk with others at night
Have a friend accompany you anytime you’re out at night, and travel on well-lit paths. If there is no one around to walk with, have campus security request an escort.
- Tell someone where you’re going
Whether you’re heading out for a run or going to the library, always tell a roommate or friend where you’ll be and when you plan on returning.
- Use caution when in parking lots
Be sure to check the backseat before getting into your vehicle. Always keep the car locked, and try to park in well-lit areas.
- Be aware of surroundings
Avoid wearing headphones and texting while walking from place to place. Walk with confidence and with your head up, and always trust your instincts.