Active Situation Safety Tips
What do you do if someone is trying to rob or harm you? Prevention goes a long way to avoiding crime, but sometimes we encounter a dangerous situation and need to react. Here are some tips from the National Crime Prevention Council for staying safe in an active situation:
- If someone is approaching in a threatening way, use direct commands, such as “Get back!” “Leave me alone!” or “Let me go!”
- Yell to get the attention of people nearby if you feel unsafe.
- If someone is robbing you, do not resist. Personal safety is more important than your property.
- Throw your property in one direction and run away in the opposite direction to a safer place.
- Avoid getting in a vehicle or someone else getting in yours at all costs.
Crime is never the fault of the victim but being prepared can help you stay safe if you find yourself in an active situation. When you are on a Georgia State University campus….more>>>
For immediate victim assistance after hours: 404-413-1965
Student Victim Assistance is a confidential disclosure site for students who have experienced sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. Disclosures made to Student Victim Assistance staff will be held in strict confidence and will not serve as notice to the university requiring a review of the disclosed conduct. Students who would like more information or would like to schedule an appointment to speak with Student Victim Assistance staff can call 404-413-1965.
Staff also are here to help students who have experienced any type of recent or past victimization regain a sense of control over their traumatic experience, so that they may resume their academic and personal pursuits. Student Victim Assistance can help students who know someone who has been victimized or would like to learn more about student victimization. Student Victim Assistance offers crisis intervention, advocacy and support for students. Student Victim assistance can assist students to determine their options and provide information related to their experience, even if they have no idea what they need or what they intend to do, which is a normal response to trauma. Students who seek victim assistance services are not obligated to pursue criminal or university charges.