Articles Tagged with college safety

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First-year students at college in Miami and other cities in South Florida love the sense of freedom. With the responsibility of being an adult and living on your own, however, comes a greater awareness of personal safety. First-year students can be at risk of crime and personal injury, especially since some fraudsters and criminals may target college students.

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While you are pursing a college education, there are a few tips you can follow to improve your safety, especially during your first year:

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Spring break for colleges is a time for students to relax and recuperate from studying. Many travel companies have special sales for students and many travelers take advantage of these deals to travel during the weeks of break.

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South Florida is a very popular destination for travelers during spring break because of its beaches and warm, sunny weather. Travelers who come from wintry climates, especially, tend to head here for a holiday during the early spring. While spring break celebrators bring money into the local Hollywood economy, the greater number of people and drivers can pose a few challenges.

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Students in Miami and Florida campuses are generally safe. However, learning how to keep safe off-campus and on-campus is an important skill for all students to learn. Even though universities take steps to keep campuses safe, crime can and does occur on campus and off campus.

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According to authorities, there many ways students can stay safe:

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If your children are off to college this year, do they have everything they need to have not only a perfect school year but also safe one? Many students and parents aren’t thinking about fire safety when they pack up the car for the dorm or for off-campus housing. However, dorms and student housing units can be especially vulnerable to fire because there are so many students sharing the spaces.

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There are a few ways to keep your children safe:

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Moving away for college is a big opportunity, but if your teen is looking forward to moving into their first apartment or dorm room, you may have some concerns. You have a right to be worried. Teens may not understand the best ways to stay safe in dorm rooms or in their first apartment. Here are a few ways you can help them move safely:

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If your child will be going away to college this fall and will be living in off-campus housing or will be moving away from home and into a new apartment for the first time, consider assisting them in finding a safe apartment or home in Hollywood or their chosen community.

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When young people rent, their landlord is responsible for maintaining common spaces and in providing a reasonably safe space. Unfortunately, not all landlords are contentious about providing tenants with safety. First-time renters can be especially vulnerable. They may not know their rights as tenants and they may be on a budget, which means they may be considering some properties in less desirable areas or with less maintenance completed.

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Suicide can be one of the most devastating situations a family will face. Losing a loved one is always distressing, but having that loss be self-inflicted is often overwhelming. It’s common for surviving friends and family to have many questions: Could this have been prevented? Why did this happen?

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Suicide often leaves clues. In many cases, a person will be diagnosed with depression and will be getting treatment for their condition. In some situations, someone who is considering suicide will reach out to mental health professionals, doctors, or other authorities. If they are getting help, friends and family may assume that their loved one is safe. It can make a sudden loss even more of a shock.

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Unfortunately, sexual assault on Miami campuses and in homes and public places all across Florida is all too common. According to the CDC, one in five men and one in two women will experience some type of sexual violence during their lifetime. April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and there is no better time to review ways to keep ourselves safe and to help address this difficult issue.

There are many ways to make changes:

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1) Follow your instinct.

Many survivors of assault report having a sentence or a sneaking suspicion that all was not right. However, they didn’t want to be rude or to offend anyone. When it comes to personal safety, trusting your instincts is important. If you feel that someone is behaving in an odd way or may become violent, remove yourself from the situation if at all possible.

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At this time of year, many colleges have their spring breaks, and this means that students from across the country head to Florida and Miami in order to take advantage of the beaches and spring break activities available. For most students, spring break is a fun time to get away from the books and to enjoy life. Unfortunately, spring break can also lead to serious injuries.

Students can find themselves in car accidents in Miami, far from home, or can find themselves affected by mugging, theft, or sexual assault. If you or someone you love is headed for spring break, consider these safety tips to create only good memories this year:

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Campuses in Miami and other Florida cities have security teams and safety policies to keep students safe. The aim of colleges is to provide a good education to students, but these organizations are also expected by law to take reasonable steps to keep students safe from harm.

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Unfortunately, as a number of recent events at the University of Florida and other campuses has shown, campuses can attract violence and crime. To stay safe at school, college students will want to follow these tips:

1) Keep doors and windows locked.

In many cases, violence such as assault on Miami and Florida campuses can occur because campuses are open spaces. At most schools, virtually anyone can wander onto a campus. Some students choose to keep their doors or windows open all night, and this can make accessing the dorms even easier. Getting a sturdy lock for the door and keeping doors closed and locked can help control who enters the dorms.

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