Spring Break Tips for Students

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) has issued a list of sexual assault prevention tips for college students headed off to spring break. The list is also good for high-school students during spring break, senior trips and beach week (or the local equivalent for the land-locked).

For details and how-to's, see the full article at RAINN's 2009 Spring Break Tips for Students.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe in any situation, go with your gut.
  • Even though you're on vacation don't let your guard down completely.
  • Form a buddy system.
  • Avoid being alone or isolated with someone you don't know and trust.
  • Practice safe drinking.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Secure your room or property.
  • Make a plan.
  • Be prepared.
  • Report suspicious behavior.
RAINN is a great resource for sexual assault victims, family and friends, and helping professionals. They run an old-fashioned telephone National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE and an On-line Hotline for the tech-inclined.

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