Monday, July 25, 2011

Students Scared Around College Campus

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Have you ever noticed that when female students start college, after their summer break, many are terrified of walking alone on campus? If you haven't, you can see for yourself by just checking out tweets on Twitter, made by college girls, right when classes start. Maybe one quarter of the tweets, mention how scary it is to walk alone around campus. This is especially the case with freshmen students that walk around campus for the first time at night or perhaps jog early in the morning.

Students, females or males, have good reason to be scared. Studies have shown that college women are 4 times more likely to get raped than other women in society. Men also can get bullied or attacked and robbed in college. These threats may come from other classmates or from a dangerous outsider. It can be threatening on campus grounds and surrounding areas as well.

If you have a child attending college this coming fall, make sure that you include some Mace, pepper spray or other self defense product, along with the other materials they take to college. Pepper spray as well as Mace, nowadays come disguised, so others won't notice that your child is carrying some protection. Mace pens are a good example. These pens are not only a weapon, but they also write too! Mace even has some walking weights, for the more athletic students. They can jog or walk with them and feel confident that they have a self defense product to protect them! Pepper spray can also look like a lipstick, perfume or pager... These self defense products are easily carried around and are a must for all students.

May your child's grades exceed your expectations and may they stay safe too! 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Safety Tips for Young Women

Yes, for young women, because us older ones already learned from our mistakes and should pass it on to our daughters, younger friends and relatives. If you consider yourself an "older gal", you might consider these safety tips to be just common sense. But what is common sense to you, might not be to young women who are now entering into our society and are inexperienced in the ways of this crime infested world. So keep this in mind and pass it on to any young woman you might come across or even to your own daughter!
Photo by MichaƂ Sacharewicz
Safety Tips for Preventing Crime
  • Avoid dark and empty places, like alleys.
  • Avoid walking alone at night, have someone you know accompany you.
  • Never drink from an opened container at bars or parties. Get your own drink and keep an eye on your drink. 
  • Never accept a ride from a stranger. Your mom told you this and it holds true for preventing crime as an adult too.
  • Meet someone new? Introduce him to your friends. Mention his hair color or eyes, any features that can be remembered by your friends. This can be crucial information if a crime is committed.
  • No security system... but have a car? Keep your car alarm by your nightstand. If you hear something suspicious, let your car alarm double as a home alarm. The whole neighborhood will be listening! (First test your alarm from your bedroom, to make sure it reaches your car.)
  • Look around and inside your parked car, before entering it.
  • If you live in an apartment complex:  Check your mail in a well lit area or wait till in the morning to check it.  Take your trash out at night if the area is well lit or wait until the morning.  If you have a dog, take him or her with you for your nightly tasks. Good exercise for your pet too!
  • If you take public transportation, make friends with women that you usually see on a regular basis. This makes for a good buddy system.
  • Always take a self defense product with you when you are out and about!
For more safety tips that young women could benefit from, click here.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Keychain Flashlight

This is a great little pink tool to have which also helps with breast cancer research. Keep this little flashlight on your keychain. It comes in handy at night, when you need to open your house or car door. Of course it comes in handy for other things like searching thru your purse, under your kitchen cabinet, closet, etc.

The pink Steamlight Nano Light Keychain Flashlight comes with an attached emblem with Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon on one side and the Streamlight logo on the other. It's not only convenient to have but the Streamlight company will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, for each unit sold!

This pink Keychain flashlight has a high intensity small bulb that will last for 100,000 hours. It has a snap hook for attaching to key rings, backpacks, clothing or more. It also comes with 4 alkaline button cell batteries that can be easily replaced. One more thing... it's waterproof!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Solar Powered or Hand Cranked Generator Radio, A Must for Emergencies!

With so many natural disasters that have occurred, staying informed is crucial for many people to be safe.

Typically whenever there is some sort of storm, fire, flooding or any kind of disaster emergency, the first thing that goes out is the electricity. Many people, if they have time, buy food, water, and some sort of protection for their shelter or home. But many people forget about the importance of staying in touch with newsworthy information. This is where the Dynamo Or Solar Radio comes in handy.

The radio comes with rechargeable batteries that can be charged by solar power or by turning a hand crank. This is because it has solar cells and a hand crank generator! There is no need for it to be plugged into an electric outlet, in order for it to function. The generator or the sun, powers this baby! Not only does it have the advantage of informing you of important news when there is no electricity, but it also has a flashlight. This solar powered or hand cranked radio is also equipped with lantern flashing colors and a siren alert, to let others know that you are in an emergency situation! The Dynamo or Solar rechargeable radio can tune into AM or FM stations with it's telescopic antenna. Lastly, it can also be used in winter storms or in any other circumstances!

Add this wonderful radio, to your list of emergency supplies!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What is a Stun Gun?

Many people don't know what a stun gun is. Some people think it might be a firearm, others think it is just another term for a Taser. Many also confuse it with being some sort of dart drugging weapon... None of these conclusions are correct!

A stun gun is basically a self defense weapon that is non-lethal and that you can use against an attacker. When you touch a person with a stun gun, it will transfer electricity through their body. As a general rule, a one-half second contact can repel and startle the attacker, giving some pain and muscle contraction. One to two seconds can cause muscle spasms and a dazed mental state. Over three seconds can cause loss of balance and muscle control, mental confusion and disorientation. Notice that we mentioned "touch a person". This is important because you have to be at arms length in order to actually use this weapon against an attacker. Stun guns are not like Tasers, which shoot electrical probes 15 feet away and actually reach an attacker, like police use... Both a stun gun and a Taser disable an attacker by using electricity.

While a Taser can reach attackers at a distance with electricity, they can be costly to some people, therefore, a stun gun is the next best thing to electrically shock an attacker with! Stun guns can come disguised as a cell phone, lipstick, bulky pen, baton, etc. Many have added lights, alarms and some are even rechargeable, so there is no need to worry about purchasing batteries. The disguised stun guns are perfect for the office and for college students too!

If you have any other questions about stun guns, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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