Self-Defense For College Students

This is an excerpt from our "Be Prepared" blog on medium. 

Here are some ways to avoid becoming a victim of assault, on and off campus:

  • be prepared — carry an accessible weapon or wearable that takes 0 seconds to deploy and no training to use, like this self-defense ring
  • put your phone away but easily access the SOS app or 9–11 on it
  • try to walk with someone if possible, especially when leaving a party
  • identify what is a serious situation and draw immediate boundaries
  • campus safety apps may exist at your University
  • look around, learn to say no, check in with friends