Safety Tips for Returning College Students

Safety Tips for Returning College StudentsWith back-to-school season now upon us, there are a few considerations to be made to ensure your college student’s safety. In addition to obtaining proper CT College Student Renters Insurance, the following safety tips are recommended.

Pay Attention to Surroundings- While cell phones and other technological devices are inevitable distractions, it is critical to stress the importance of being aware of the surroundings. Remind your student to put the phone down, turn down the music, and open their eyes to what’s going on in the world around them. This practice can help to avoid potentially dangerous situations in the future.

Never Walk Alone at Night- Even if your student lives on campus, ensure they have a friend to accompany them home. If no one is available after a night class, for example, it is recommended they call campus security to escort them home safely.

Navigate the Campus- In addition to paying attention to where they are going, students should be familiar with navigating their surroundings. Students should familiarize themselves with campus landmarks, parking structures, major streets, and class buildings. They should locate the emergency system areas, as well.

Keep Emergency Contacts Handy- Indicate emergency contacts on your student’s smartphone in order to alert doctors who to notify in case of an accident. According to Fast Web, doctors have the ability to bypass phone passcodes in order to access this information.

Carry Self-Defense Mechanisms- Although no one wants to have to use pepper spray, it is important for students to know how to protect themselves. In addition, your student should monitor liquor intake and never linger at social functions without the company of a trusted friend.

At Byrnes Agency, we understand the inherent risks that are associated with sending your student back to college. We provide a variety of coverages to ensure the transition from home to school is as seamless as possible. For more information on our products and services, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Norwich Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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