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 www.immobilise.com, 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
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.”