- Keep your book bag, purse, and other personal belongings in your view at all times.
- Never prop open doors, even for a short time.
- When walking, try to walk in groups or with someone.
- Walk in areas that are well-lit and well traveled.
- Walk confidently and assertively.
- Be alert to your surroundings.
- Purses and back packs should be carried close to the body and under one arm.
- Do not hitchhike.
- Do not listen to earphones while walking, driving, bicycling, or rollerblading.
- Walk facing traffic if possible.
- Alcohol and drugs significantly diminish psychological control mechanisms. Avoid their use.
- Communicate honestly.
- Stand up for yourself.
- Be assertive in setting the boundaries of a relationship.
- Realize the potential for acquaintance rape and look for danger signals.
- Be willing to make a commotion if necessary.
- Clearly reject unwanted sexual contact.
- Only go to well-populated public places when you are getting to know someone.
It is never right to force yourself on another.
Remember, “NO” means “NO.”