After being in this business for over eight years there are very few things that get my attention anymore. But I remember when I first learned about the frequency of sexual assaults and assaults in general on college campuses. I was truly shocked. The statistics that have been around forever show that one out of four women on a college campus can expect to be assaulted in her time at a university. One out of four!
One thing that you may not be aware of is that there are more women on college campuses these days. That, of course, is a great thing. Women have been in the minority in a lot of areas but college enrollment is not one of them anymore. With that in mind, female self-defense and their personal security and personal safety should be at the top of their list. Especially when you consider that women are assaulted in the general population nine times more often than men.
Here are some of the contributing factors to assaults on campus. First of all, and this may be one of the most important, is that the hormones are raging for both males and females in that age group 18 to 22-year-olds. They are in college to learn and to begin to experience life. Young women especially want to fit in. So when it comes time for fraternity parties, homecoming parties and other social events that are big on college campuses they don’t want to be left out.
There’s enormous peer pressure. Women want to be part of the gang. Alcohol and drugs are prevalent on college campuses too-what a shock!
The best self-defense against assault on a college campus is with a nonlethal self-defense product such as a pepper spray or a stun gun. They can disable an assailant for 5 to 45 min. depending on which product you use. This enables you to get away from a dangerous situation.
You want to be able to enjoy your four years in college, but you need to do it without walking in fear every moment you’re there. A self-defense product can help you walk with self-confidence that you can protect yourself from any assault on campus.
So if you’re under the misguided conception that you or your daughter will be safe at a four-year college-think again! Make sure she is armed with some self-defense products for her personal safety and personal security.
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