Whether it’s your first semester or your last, heading off to college is both an exciting and nerve wracking time. And not just because of the intellectual demands of classes. Campus safety has increasingly become a major issue facing students across the nation.
A recent survey conducted by the Association of American University found that nearly 30% of all college students, no matter their gender or sexual identity, have experienced some form of sexual assault over the course of their college career. Three-fourths of these victims did not report their assault to either the university or police due to fear of embarrassment and the belief that nothing would be done about it.
Campus administrators, lawmakers and even the White House have responded by enacting bills such as the Clery Act, Yes Means Yes, and the It’s On Us campaign, all aimed at reducing incidents of sexual assault through education and public policy. While that ideally provides reassurance for sexual assault victims; it doesn’t address what someone who is in immediate danger of being sexually assaulted can do to prevent or escape a dangerous situation.
That’s where technology steps in. The average student is already glued to their smartphones, and now there are plenty of apps that can help keep you safe on and off campus. Here are 5 amazing apps designed to increase personal safety:
Despite the intention of these wonderful apps, incidents of sexual assault can and do occur.
What’s important to remember is that you’re not alone. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual assault, we at the Pride Law Firm are here to help you cope with your attack and stand up for your rights.
If you have been a victim of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, or workplace sexual harassment we are here to answer your questions, provide a free and confidential case evaluation, and connect you to resources. By contacting us, you consent to receive marketing communications and other advertisements from The Pride Law Firm.
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