To all colleges and universities- Please don’t tell us that your safety training for students is a phone App to call for help.
Fighting is the last line of defense and is often not needed after you take our training. However, there may be a time that you need to improvise an item as a weapon and we show you how in this video.
Over the past few weeks, colleges and universities across the nation have been welcoming first year and returning students back to campus. We know Higher Education Institutions play a crucial role in educating our students, but are they doing enough to educate and prepare students in their safety? The best education in the world is useless if a student doesn’t feel safe on campus or they experience an encounter with a predator. “Unfortunately, sexual violence on campus is pervasive; 13% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation (among all graduate and undergraduate students),” according to the Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct.
While academic knowledge is undoubtedly important, it is equally essential for students to develop practical skills that can help them navigate various situations effectively. One such skill is situational awareness, which involves being cognizant of one’s surroundings, understanding potential risks, identifying potential predators, and making informed decisions. Katherine Schweit, Retired FBI Agent, Podcaster & Author said this, “Safety isn’t always about the odds of whether it will happen; safety is about being prepared if it does happen.”
Creating a secure learning environment is essential for the overall well-being and success of their students. When students have the tools they need to feel safe and secure, they can focus on their studies, work, and mobility without unnecessary distractions or fears. By providing situational awareness and personal safety training, higher education institutions demonstrate their commitment to the safety and security of their students. Ultimately, this proactive approach not only helps prevent incidents of violence but also fosters a culture of vigilance and support. When everyone is educated on personal safety, the community members contribute to maintaining a secure learning environment.
In conclusion it is crucial for higher education to make a point of providing students with situational awareness and personal safety training, as it equips them with valuable skills that can enhance their personal safety, decision-making abilities, and overall success in life.
By the end of our 20 video shorts and guides, your child will be able to:
- Navigate their surroundings with situational awareness skills
- Learn to be a hard target
- Keep themselves and their friends safe in unfamiliar situations
- Repel criminals and danger with easy-to-learn body language
- Outsmart predators with insider knowledge about how they target people
- Avoid potential threats by knowing exactly what to look for and respond correctly
Plus this bonus material:
- Urban safety tips and gas station safety
- Safe driving tips and anti-carjacking tips
- Hotel safety tips and Uber Safety Tips
What safety programs are being offered at your college or university campus?
Article written by Kelly Mitchell. Kelly is a thirty-three year veteran of law enforcement. She is a retired police lieutenant with the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island. More recently she retired as a police sergeant with Brown University Department of Public Safety in Providence Rhode Island. Her career began in 1988 where she served as a patrol officer, training officer, RI Police Academy Instructor, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and Assistant Deputy Director of Emergency Manager for the Town of Middletown. She also served in the High-Risk Team, and as a Crisis Negotiator.
Beth is the founder of Pretty Loaded. On a mission to install strength, awareness, and confidence, Beth began her journey as an educator and National speaker after a close encounter with a would-be predator. She has trained thousands of people in person, and through her online training and videos around the world. Her safety videos reach millions globally! She is responsible for starting the National Situational Awareness Day and this was approved by the registrar of the National Day Calendar. Beth has been featured on Consumer Reports, Reddit, Yahoo!Finance, Elite Readers, BuzzFeed, ViralNova, and many more networks. Beth loves spending her time reading, playing tennis, cooking, and painting. She is married and has four wonderful girls, a supermicro pig named Clover Smalls, and lives on an organic produce farm and vineyard.