September 9, 2015
September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month, and this year we’ve created 31 tips to keep yourself and your friends safe. Even though there are only 30 days, we care so much about safety we wanted to share one extra. In the spirit of the 2015 campaign “Know More, Do More,” these tips serve to remind all members of the campus community of their role in creating a culture of safety on campus. Whether you are part of the student body, faculty, or staff, you too can help make campus a safer place.
Here at LiveSafe, we strive to make the world a safer place by connecting users with safety officials through technology, including our campus safety app and cloud-based Command Dashboard. Everyday, we are reminded of the importance of bystander intervention and creating a “Got Your Back” mentality on campus. We are humbled by the ways the campus community is empowered to communicate with safety officials and watch out for their fellow community members to help prevent incidents, lead to arrests, and in some cases, even save lives.
Campuses across the country are taking part efforts to keep campus communities safe. Examples include:
- The arrive alive driving simulator at the College of Charleston.
- University of Kentucky’s fire marshall is partnering with the UK police department to promote UK Alert, the UK LiveSafe App, and programs like Self Defense and Risk Reduction (STARR) tactics.
- Bystander intervention training at University of Central Florida.
- UT police are registering laptops, bikes, and more.
- University of Arizona is promoting the UA LiveSafe app to their community.
31 tips to “Know More, Do More” for the 2015 National Campus Safety Awareness Month The 31 tips below are simple things we can all do to watch out for each other, whether sending a discreet text to campus police if we witness or experience something that makes us uncomfortable to SafeWalking our friends to ensure they’ve arrived at their destination. Follow us on twitter @LiveSafeApp, where we are sharing at least one tip a day to keep safety top of mind this month.
Tip #1: See something that makes you uncomfortable? Discreetly text something to campus safety via the LiveSafe app.
Tip #2: Get in the habit of SafeWalking with friends. Give them permission to see you get home safe.
Tip #3: Not sure if it’s safe to walk? Request your campus SafeRide program via the LiveSafe app for an accurate pick-up location.
Tip #4: Access 4 “tried and true” phrases to help your friends get talking and reaching out for help via the LiveSafe app.
Tip #5: If you think you need help, or know a friend who needs help, access relevant counseling resources.
Tip #6: Brush up on fire safety before your LaborDay bbq. Resources are available through the LiveSafe app.
Tip #7: Know what to do in an emergency. Resources are available through the LiveSafe app.
Tip #8: When friends are looking out for you during a SafeWalk, put your phone in your pocket to avoid attention.
Tip #9: Some topics are tough to talk about. Access 4 phrases to help get friends talking.
Tip #10: Learn if your campus has safety paths designated for late-night walking across campus.
Tip #11: Do the right thing and get help for those in need. If you see something, send an anonymous tip through LiveSafe.
Tip #12: It’s the start of hurricane season, and there’s always a potential for bad storms. Encourage your community to receive broadcasts through LiveSafe.
Tip #13: Check out Clery reports to keep tabs on campus safety stats.
Tip #14: The best way to end a study session is to SafeWalk each other home.
Tip #15: Plan your night. Check out your school’s SafeRide program hours and routes.
Tip #16: See something shady? Stranger scoping out bikes? Let safety officials know.
Tip #17: Having trouble getting your neighbors to keep it down? Get help with noise control via LiveSafe app.
Tip #18: Is your friend walking home alone? If you can’t join them ask if you can SafeWalk them home.
Tip #19: If you know someone who’s experienced sexual assault, connect them with the help they need.
Tip #20: Intervene if hazing gets out of hand quickly. Send an anonymous tip via LiveSafe app.
Tip #21: Find out if your campus has a walking escort program.
Tip #22: Out for your morning run? Share your location with a friend or family member.
Tip #23: Homework piling up? Roommate issues got you down? Talk it through with the counseling center.
Tip #24: Green ooze coming from the bio lab? Alert safety officials before it grows out of control.
Tip #25: See somebody who has had one too many? Get them the help they need through a discreet anonymous tip.
Tip #26: If you see someone experiencing an overdose, place an emergency call to get help quickly.
Tip #27: If you or your friends are coping with sexual assault, make sure you know the options available.
Tip #28: Is someone following you and making you uncomfortable? Reach out for help via LiveSafe app.
Tip #29: Still getting to know the campus? SafeWalk with your roommate to get back safely.
Tip #30: It’s getting darker earlier, request a SafeRide.
Tip #31: Park smart. Lock your doors and place your valuables out of sight.