- Most campuses have a “panic phone” system. Know where these phones are located.
- Have a safety buddy, someone you can call for a ride or for help, and create a code word or
- phrase that means “Come help me out of this” or “I’m in trouble.”
- Before going to a party, tell a friend where you are going and when you’ll be back. Let them know if your plans change.
- Take turns being a designated driver or sober companion. You could save someone’s life.
- If a party gets out of hand, LEAVE!
- Never, ever leave your drink alone or with someone you don’t now. Date rape drugs are easy to use, and men are just as vulnerable as women.
- Don’t take drinks or anything else from strangers, even food.
- Don’t ride with drunk or drugged drivers.
- Don’t offer rides to people you don’t know.
Trust your instincts!
And here’s what parents can do:
- Ask the college administrators about campus alcohol policies.
- Ask the Police Department for Crime Stats. It will give you crime information for the
- Talk to your kids about the legal penalties for underage drinking.
- Discuss the possible consequences of drinking, including date rapes, violence and school
- Know your child’s roommate and living arrangements.
Call your son or daughter frequently.
Did you know that 80% of college crimes are committed by students against other