Police Scotland has launched its Student Safety 2016 campaign, the aim of the campaign is to raise awareness amongst students of the importance of safety throughout student life.
Focusing on 16 to 25 year olds, the campaign provides safety messages to a group who can be vulnerable to the criminal activity.
Being a student can be an exciting time, moving into student halls and flats, making new friends and enjoying a new found freedom.
Moving from home to an unfamiliar place, increased alcohol consumption and late nights, students might find themselves victims of crime. Owning expensive items such as iPads and laptops, the unguarded can be easy prey to thieves.
By providing advice on how to stay safe, not just on campus but at home and online too. We want students to have the best start to their university life.
The key messages of the campaign revolves around four main areas which affect students; partying, identity safety, online activity and looking after their property.
- Record details of all your valuables and mobile property, including phones, laptops, cameras and tablets at www.immobilise.com
- Use privacy settings on social networking sites and use different passwords for each online account and making sure your anti-virus software is up-to-date
- Think carefully about who you make an online friend
- Be careful of what you post online
- Stick with friends and don’t leave parties or nights out with strangers
You can find out more about Police Scotland’s safety tips for students in our Student Safety Guide.
You can also follow the #StudentLife campaign on our Facebook and Twitter pages.