Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 4.2

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 4.2

  1. 1. Keeping Yourself Healthy and Safe Section 4.2: Play It Safe At School Taking Charge: Chapter 4 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Campus Life <ul><li>Have fun, be adventurous and explore </li></ul><ul><li>Campus crime rates have increased over the past 7 years </li></ul><ul><li>Remember a few common sense guidelines to stay safe </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Moderation in All Things <ul><li>Alcohol takes away normal inhibitions and internal warning systems </li></ul><ul><li>Do not drink and drive </li></ul><ul><li>If at a party, keep alcohol intake to a minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Women need to be particularly careful with alcohol </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Risky Business <ul><li>Up to 25% of college students report having a STD </li></ul><ul><li>Cases are only rising </li></ul><ul><li>800,000-900,000 Americans currently live with AIDS </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Sex: Protecting Yourself <ul><li>Not everyone is doing it </li></ul><ul><li>Make your own decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Use a condom </li></ul><ul><li>If sexually active, get tested for HIV regularly, even when you use condoms </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Classroom/Lab Safety <ul><li>Labs can be hazardous when not handled correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Treat all equipment with great respect </li></ul><ul><li>Follow instructors rules and safety guidelines </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Classroom Guidelines <ul><li>Don’t wear loose clothing in the lab </li></ul><ul><li>Wear closed-toe shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t eat or drink in the lab </li></ul><ul><li>Wear your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarize yourself with locations of fire extinguishers and first aid </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Campus Safety <ul><li>Keep doors locked at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t accept rides from strangers </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t leave valuables lying around </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid drunkenness </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid being out alone at night </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Further Reflections <ul><li>Do you consider yourself to be a cautious person around campus? How can you increase your safety? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you feel when you hear about campus crimes on the news? Does it provoke caution for you? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>Campus Blues </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.campusblues.com </li></ul><ul><li>The Dangers of Alcohol http://co.sullivan.ny.us/documentView.asp?docID=496 </li></ul><ul><li>TSTC Waco Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act http://www.waco.tstc.edu/public_safety/RightToKnow.pdf </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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