Chapter 3 covers campus safety. In this chapter, your students learn the facts and statistics related to topics as varied as substance abuse, sexual assault, identity theft. This chapter also includes general tips for being safe, including how to recognize alcohol poisoning and how to protect your privacy online. We also provide important crisis hotline numbers and websites in case a student needs more specific information or assistance.
This site is a helpful overview of alcohol poisoning, including a definition, symptoms, and treatment.
College Drinking Prevention is a comprehensive resource that includes information on college drinking culture, alcohol abuse prevention, and statistics about alcohol use and abuse on college campuses. Features that might interest your students: Alcohol myths & facts, a BAC (blood-alcohol content) calculator, an “Interactive Body” that lets you see how alcohol moves through the body and affects various systems, FAQs on alcohol abuse and alcoholism, and facts about alcohol poisoning.
The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) conducts research and disseminates information on all things related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism. The Publications section of the webpage includes brochures and handouts that might be helpful for students in your classes. The FAQs section may also be interesting to students.
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) website teaches consumers all about identity theft, from how to recognize it and deter it to the actions one can take if they find themselves a victim of identity theft. This website also has short, powerful videos on the topic of identity theft. The video on deterring identity theft might be especially interesting to first-year college students who are just establishing their credit.
The National Center for Education Statistics collects and analyzes all sorts of education-related data. The College Navigator site may be helpful for students searching for current statistics about their school, including security information.
Find the HIV/AIDS Hotline for your state. A good resource for students who are interested in getting more information about HIV/AIDS for class research purposes or personal reasons.
Find local HIV and STD testing sites. This is also a good resource for students to know about.
This website is a national suicide prevention hotline and information center. It may be helpful for students doing related research or for students who are concerned about their own or a friend’s life.
This website, run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a wealth of substance abuse and mental health resources and related links. This is a great place to start for information about everything from post-traumatic stress disorder to eating disorders. You might consider directing your students to this site if they are doing a research on a substance abuse or mental health topic. It is also a great link to post for students for their personal needs.
The National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) website has great information on all sorts of mental-health related topics, from anxiety disorders to attention deficit disorders. This website has fact sheets and videos that may be interesting to students who are exploring the topic of mental health, either for class or personal reasons.
Selfinjury.com provides information about and help for cutting and self-abuse. Again, this may be helpful for students for research or personal reasons.
The National Eating Disorders website has great information and resources related to eating disorders.
The Planned Parenthood website provides pregnancy and contraception information and resources. Students may find this helpful for research or personal reasons.
This website, hosted by the Rape, Abuse, and Incest Network (RAINN), has important tips on how to protect oneself from sexual violence, statistics about sexual abuse in the United States, and resources for people who have been victims of sexual crime or are seeking help on behalf of someone else who has been a victim of such a crime. There are also high-interest public service announcement videos available through this website. This is another resource that may be interesting to students for personal or research purposes.
The Rape, Abuse, and Incest Network (RAINN) website includes this article, “Common Ways to Stay Safe this Spring Break”, which may be of particular interest to college students.
Onguardonline.gov created this online quiz for people interested in testing their knowledge about identity theft. This might be a quick assignment to get your students thinking about and talking about identity theft.
How much do your students know about stalking? Consider having them take this online quiz from Stalking Awareness Month.
How much do your students know about the effects of alcohol? Pbs.org provides this online drinking quiz for people interested in assessing their own understanding of alcohol’s effects on the body.