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Students leaving home for university and college are being given tips on enjoying student life while avoiding potential dangers.


A safety campaign covers advice on home and property security and keeping safe online and at parties.


Students are encouraged to think about how secure their accommodation is, and giving useful tips on how best to prevent their home being targeted by thieves.


They are also being reminded to record details of all valuables, such as laptops, phones etc which can be logged into, so if they do experience a theft and the police recover the items, they can be returned to the owner.

Student safety campaign  

11 Sept 2017

There’s useful advice reminding students that “what goes online stays online” and not to leave themselves open to criminal charges or vulnerable to blackmail.


Guidance is given that when socialising stay safe by sticking with friends, don’t leave drinks unattended and always tell friends where they are going if leaving with someone else.


Drugs and other unknown substances may be offered during time as a student but could end up with devastating effects.


Students are warned there is is no way of knowing what is in any one substance and no two are the same.


The message is: “There is simply no safe way to take drugs, don’t risk your life or a bright future.”

Chief Inspector Scott Tees, Safer Communities, said: “For many, becoming a student can be a life changing and life enhancing experience – that’s why Police Scotland wants to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time during your studies.


“We would ask that students take a few minutes to download our Police Scotland Student safety guide which contains useful tips.”


Keep safe tips are at