Time for the Syllabus on Student Safety
Heading to college often means greater freedom. With that independence comes the responsibility of personal safety. College students should be prepared if confronted with a dangerous situation. Mace® Brand has a number of products that are suitable for young, active students. Here are more details about our top products for college-aged folks, including pepper gel and a palm stun device, as well as some general safety tips for campus life.
ADVANTAGES OF PEPPER GEL
The night defender comes with an LED light, so it's easy to see your target, and it shoots a steady stream of pepper gel that goes about 20 feet. Pepper gel is just that, a gel that contains the same powerful pepper formula that's in MACE® pepper sprays. Gel stream technology dispenses as a thick, glue-like substance that sticks to and incapacitates an attacker. The pepper gel causes respiratory distress and coughing, impaired vision, and an intense burning sensation to the skin. The Mace® Brand formula also contains a UV dye, which leaves a long-lasting residue to support investigation and identification.
PALM STUN DEVICE FACTS
For students that like to run or hike, consider a palm stun device. It's light-weight and fits in the palm of your hand, plus it's so simple to use and gives you time to escape a would-be attacker. In some cases, the sound alone of a portable stun device is enough to ensure safety.
Take steps to empower your loved one and make sure he or she is staying safe on campus. We've put together a Dorm Room Safety Kit, which comes with an ear-piercing alarm, a powerful stun gun, and our popular Night Defender Pepper Gel that comes with an LED light.
MORE SAFETY TIPS
If you see it or hear it, report it. Don't be afraid to report what you see or hear to campus police, your resident advisor, or even a friend. Trust your gut, if something sounds or looks suspicious, it probably is. Some incidents can be avoided if someone takes action at the first sign of distress.
Be wary of riding with a stranger or even a casual friend. A free ride home from a night of studying or a night out may seem like a nice offer, especially when it's cold, but it may put you in a compromising position.
Campus life should be an exciting time for everyone. Taking steps to ensure your safety and the safety of everyone around you should be on your list of top priorities. Another story you would enjoy: Motivational and Empowering Podcasts | Mace® Brand