September is recognized across the U.S. as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. It was created in 2008 to encourage public conversations on important topics at colleges and universities. Heading off to college is an exciting time for students, but with college life comes new challenges. Whether big or small, rural or urban, personal safety and security on campus are big concerns for students and parents across the country.
One of the top safety recommendations for college students on campus is: Be aware of what is going on around you at all times. Students often wear headphones that cover their ears, making it impossible to hear their surroundings. AfterShokz headphones offer a unique open-ear design that allows students to tune in without tuning out on campus. Bone conduction technology delivers sound through the cheekbones, leaving the ears completely open to the environment for maximum situational awareness.
A few other safety recommendations for college students on campus include:
- Travel along familiar, well-populated routes when moving around campus
- Try to travel with a friend or in a group. Safety in numbers!
- Be observant and always report suspicious people.
- Know the school’s emergency system and call box locations
Whether you’re a high school graduate heading off to college for the first time, a returning college student or a concerned parent, it’s important to be aware of the dangers on campus. AfterShokz is proud to offer a solution for students on campus to enjoy their music + podcasts or take calls while still remaining vigilant. Pick up a pair of AfterShokz headphones at select college bookstores across the country or shop here!