The Spring Break ritual has been a rite of passage for years. And, the degree of danger to students has increased significantly during that time.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
Jill Campbell, Chairman of Safety Alert Apps, Inc., the White House award-winning Smartphone Safety App technology developer challenged colleges across the US today to adopt a comprehensive program to engage students about how to be as safe as possible before leaving on Spring Break.
In making the announcement, Campbell said, “The Spring Break ritual has been a rite of passage for years. And, the degree of danger to students has increased significantly during that time.” Citing the American Medical Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study “What Happens At Spring Break?” Campbell said, “The statistics of violence, and death continue to grow.”
Campbell continued, “Planning to be safe can make a huge difference to the outcome of any situation students may find themselves in when they are away from home and on their own.” She added, “However, planning and the need for it does not necessarily come naturally to college students, who most often feel they are invincible. And many universities don’t believe that teaching safety away from campus should be a requirement,” Ms Campbell stated, “But technology can and is helping students to engage in their own safety planning by downloading safety alert apps on their smartphones.” She concluded, “After talking to campus security and university leadership around the country it is clear that Spring Break safety planning for students must be a priority.”
Safety Alert Apps, Inc. based in Sun Valley, California is the leading provider of Smartphone Safety Alert Applications. The Apps produced by the company include White House award-winning OnWatchOnCampus® a lifestyle safety app for college student, WatchMe 911®, the safety app for working women and SafeWatch TEAM™ the workplace safety app for Staff, Administration, and Security teams. To find out more about the company and all their products, visit http://www.SafetyAlertApps.com.