Safety in Social Situations

Test your social savvy

Which of the following statements are true?

  • Many of the dangers you face come from interactions with people you know, not strangers.
  • Alcohol or drugs significantly increase the likelihood that you’ll be a victim of a personal crime.
  • “No” means “no.”
  • Being too impaired to say “no” still means “no.”
  • All of the above.
Three young women out for a night on the town pose in front of a brightly lit theatre marquee.

Have fun. Be safe.

Stay clear-headed and know what’s going on around you. Be sensible, be safe and enjoy yourself while keeping these guidelines in mind:

  • Be mindful of your surroundings.
  • Know how to get out of a building in case of a fire or other emergency.
  • Don’t walk alone at night, especially in dimly lit areas.
  • Keep your phone charged.
  • Don’t become so impaired that you can’t understand what’s going on around you or that you misinterpret someone else’s actions. Know your limits and those of your friends.
  • Always watch your drink. Don’t give anyone the chance to put anything in it.
  • Associate with people who look out for each other and who make sure their friends get home safely.
  • Always let a trusted friend know where you’re going and whom you’ll be with.
  • Use common sense and good judgment.