If we lived in a perfect world, crimes would never be committed. But since people are imperfect I guess that will never happen. Don’t be fooled into thinking that because you live on a college campus that you or your belongings are 100% safe. The truth is many crimes have the potential to happen on a college campus as anywhere else in the world. If you take the following precautions you can have a much better chance of preventing crime from happening to you.
Social media – don’t tell! We live in a different world today. In our transparent world, the more you share the less privacy you have. Be aware that there are predators everywhere -even on your college campus. Keep your private business to yourself.
Lock up your own stuff – especially if you are going way for the weekend. Don’t expect your roommate to look out for your stuff because it’s a better bet that your roommate puts a higher priority on their own lives and their own stuff. Make sure your valuables are protected.
Get to know people – I mean really get to know the people you associate yourself with. Again everyone doesn’t have your best interest at heart. At least know their last name, where they live on campus, who their friends are, and any other information that may be important to know. This may seem like common sense but it is certainly not common practice.
If you follow these simple tips and use common sense, you will greatly minimize your risk of being a victim of crime on your college campus. And remember get connected, stay connected to your campus community.