It is nearly that time of year, high school graduation is soon upon us and most college bound students already know which college they will be attending in the fall. Before we leap to the excitement of August, going to live on campus and meet new friends, let’s consider personal awareness and safety. A little forethought can go a long way in preparing your college student for his/her new experiences. Here are 4 quick tips:
1. Stay where there are lights and people. By all means, go to events, just go with a group of people that you know. Stay where street lights are on and businesses are busy. Running is a great way to stay fit, but do not run alone on poorly populated trails.
2. Get your own drink. At a social event? Open your own drink or pour it for yourself. Watch the bartender pour it. Is it supposed to taste fruity but doesn’t; don’t drink it.
3. If the situation doesn’t feel right, get out. Trust your gut. If you are uncomfortable, seek help from friends and head home.
4. Learn practical self-defense techniques and practice, practice, practice. Find a local martial arts school offering either a self-defense seminar or short course.
Greenville Martial Art Center has a 3 MONTH SPECIAL OFFER for your teen to practice self-defense over the summer. Women’s self-defense seminars are available to groups of 8 or more upon request. Call 864-881-1397 to experience self-defense today!
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