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Archive for the ‘campus security’ Category


Keep Your College Valuables Safe With This Genius Parent Invention

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this great invention from the parent of a college student. Sometimes necessity becomes the mother of invention. And that’s just what happened with this student and her father. If you are sending your child to college this fall or in the near future, this investment […]

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What Parents Need to Know About Campus Security

It happened again yesterday. Our college students were face-to-face with someone who wanted to do them harm. Ohio State responded quickly and forcefully by stopping the perpetrator and avoiding student fatalities. At 9:55 a.m., the school sent out a campus alert reporting an active shooter incident. “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: The Safety Formula in College Prep

  College prep not only entails the typical kinds of prep: college applications, scholarship searches, test prep, essay prep and financial aid; but it should also include safety preparation. When you talk about safety, parents cringe. Their biggest fear in sending their student off to college is the concern that they will be safe away […]

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6 Safety Apps for Students

  It’s sad that we live in a time when we don’t feel safe at school. Schools used to be the safest place for kids, protected by teachers and staff and away from predators. Not anymore. As evidenced by the recent school shootings in Oregon and Washington, and the frightening Virginia Tech massacre, parents are […]

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Campus safety tips for new students on campus

  College students have enough to think about as they set off on the road to higher education. However, in addition to classes and socializing, students have to think about all aspects of their safety. This includes physical safety as well as other forms of security. College students can take a few proactive steps to […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: Safety First

  Wednesday’s child may be full of woe but Wednesday’s parent can substitute action for anxiety. Each Wednesday Wendy and I will provide parent tips to get and keep your student on the college track. It’s never too late or too early to start! Wednesday’s Parent will give twice the info and double the blog […]

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MIT got it right

  If you’re a parent of a college-bound teen you’ve been watching the Boston Bombings and subsequent manhunt in “parental mode”. Quite simply, you are wondering in your student will be safe at college and what would happen if they are caught up in a similar situation at the college of their choice. I can’t […]

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Anxious moments after the Boston Marathon explosions

  Parents all across the country watched and listened as the reports of explosions at the Boston Marathon began to flood the media. Since yesterday was a holiday in Boston, and for the colleges, students often attend the Red Sox game and/or the Boston Marathon. Almost immediately parents began to text and call their students who […]

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5 College safety tips for women

  College can be an adventurous, validating and exiting time in a young woman’s life. Unfortunately, there are predators out there that put many of these young women’s innocence and lives in danger. According to statistics, college women are most in danger of being sexually assaulted or raped – up to 20% more likely. The […]

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How universities are making emergency situations stress free for families

  Today it is perfectly normal for a parent to worry for the safety of their child in the classroom.  Tragically, it appears there is no safe place for a child, even in the grade school classroom.  It is natural for parents to be particularly concerned about the well being of their child once they […]

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