Self Defense Articles & Educational Material — campus safety

Is a Stun Gun the Right Self Defense Choice For You? | Pros and Cons of Stun Guns

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Is a Stun Gun the Right Self Defense Choice For You? | Pros and Cons of Stun Guns

Pepper sprays and stun guns each has their advantages and disadvantages in different personal defense scenarios. Weighing these out in relation to how they fit into your lifestyle provides you with the opportunity to develop your individualized self-defense plan. Here’s a list of the pros and cons of choosing a stun gun as a self-defense option.

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Is Pepper Spray Right For You? | Pros and Cons of Pepper Spray Self Defense

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Is Pepper Spray Right For You? | Pros and Cons of Pepper Spray Self Defense

Pepper spray has its’ advantages and disadvantages in different self-defense scenarios and it’s important to understand these so that you can maximize your self-defense abilities. Here’s a list of the major pros and cons to pepper spray self defense so you can decide if it's the right choice for you.

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The Health Benefits of Self Defense Training

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The Health Benefits of Self Defense Training

Learning self-defense not only equips you to defend yourself, it also improves your physical, mental and emotional health. Here’s some of the awesome ways your whole-health can greatly benefit from self-defense training.

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How to Use Improvised Self-Defense with Items You're Wearing

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How to Use Improvised Self-Defense with Items You're Wearing

What should you do if you own a stun gun or pepper spray and don’t have it with you when an attacker strikes? You need to learn improvised self-defense. Defense Divas has you covered with a list of creative ways that you can use the clothes you are wearing and the items in your purse to defend yourself.

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10 Dog Attack Self-Defense Tips

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10 Dog Attack Self-Defense Tips

Even the kindest dog can become viscous if it feels vulnerable or cornered. Learning these 10 dog attack self-defense tips will greatly increase your chance to de-escalate, avoid and survive a dog attack without injuries to either of you.

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Household Items You Can Use for Self Defense

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Household Items You Can Use for Self Defense

Defense Divas® has compiled a list of everyday items found in your home that can be used to defend yourself in an emergency. Remember, your priority in a self-defense situation is always to escape and get help. Anything that opens a window of opportunity for you to escape is beneficial to your personal safety plan.

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3 Free Personal Safety Apps You Should Download Today

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3 Free Personal Safety Apps You Should Download Today

Stay Connected to Stay Protected. Here are three (totally free) personal safety apps we love and the reasons why you should download them today.

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College Game Day Safety Tips

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College Game Day Safety Tips

Everything from the tailgate parties before, to the final touchdown and the celebration parties afterward can be an awesome experience if you keep these college game day safety tips in mind.

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Critical Tips To Avoid An Abduction

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Critical Tips To Avoid An Abduction

Abductions can happen any time of the day and anywhere that your daily life takes you. Learn how to minimize the risk of being abducted and what to do if you are grabbed in a kidnapping attempt.

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Help! Is My Child A Bully?

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Help! Is My Child A Bully?

Bullying is now considered a real generational crisis in America. Recent stats show 1 in every 4 children will be bullied this year and that begs the question: What if my child is the bully? Here are some of the common characteristics and signs that your child may be a bully and how to handle it.

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#CollegeBound! 5 Personal Safety Must Do's to Stay Safe at College

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#CollegeBound! 5 Personal Safety Must Do's to Stay Safe at College

Living on your own (whether in a dorm, Greek house or apartment) opens up a lot of awesome new freedoms; but it also exposes you to many more potentially dangerous situations. Let’s get educated and empowered to handle whatever comes your way with a few simple things you can do to protect yourself (and put mom’s mind at ease a little bit while you’re gone).

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How to Survive an Active Shooter Crisis

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How to Survive an Active Shooter Crisis

The unfortunate reality is that we must be proactive in educating and training ourselves, our children, our families and friends on what to do if an active shooter emergency situation occurs. Knowing how to prepare and respond could be the difference between life and death. These tips could save your life. Read them. Learn them. Share Them.

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15 Date Rape Prevention Tips

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15 Date Rape Prevention Tips

Although no one can guarantee that you will not be a victim of rape, there are several precautions that you can take which will significantly reduce the odds of this ever happening to you. But first, let’s look at some jaw dropping statistics from research done by Kansas State University: 84% of women who are... Continue Reading →

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Have a 911 Emergency Operator at Your Fingertips 24/7 with the Mace Alert 911

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Have a 911 Emergency Operator at Your Fingertips 24/7 with the Mace Alert 911

Mace has created a direct connect to 911 operator panic button with no monthly service fees and we think it's awesome!

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The Touching Story Behind The Creation of Mace® Nightbeams

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The Touching Story Behind The Creation of Mace® Nightbeams

Ever look at a product and think to yourself, why didn't I think of that? Here is the touching backstory behind the creation of Mace Nighbeams. 

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Convicted Muggers Tell How To Avoid Being A Victim

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Convicted Muggers Tell How To Avoid Being A Victim

This NBC Today report gives a chilling but insightful look into how convicted muggers select their targets and how you can avoid being a victim.

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The Groin Kick. A Girl’s Best Friend.

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The Groin Kick. A Girl’s Best Friend.

The groin kick may seem very obvious to most women, but the execution of the groin kick in a stressful situation, is another matter. Often our common sense goes right out the window when faced with a sudden and threatening situation. For this reason, practicing self defense training over and over is the number one... Continue Reading →

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The 4 E’s of Self-Defense

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The 4 E’s of Self-Defense

Krav Maga. Karate. Tai Kwon Do. Along with a slew of others. It can all be a little confusing to decipher. The list of formal martial arts specialties seems to be growing year after year. But don’t let the foreign names and fancy moves overwhelm you when it comes to everyday self-defense. You are not... Continue Reading →

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Online Dating Safety

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Online Dating Safety

With the rise in popularity of online dating, especially with Apps like Tinder, it’s becoming increasingly important that women understand the dangers of meeting strangers and how to defend themselves should their date go topsy-turvy. Self-defense products for women and safety awareness training are more important than ever. Online dating can be a great way to... Continue Reading →

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Victim Selection Through The Eyes of A Rapist

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Victim Selection Through The Eyes of A Rapist

Every 9 seconds a woman is sexually assaulted or beaten in America. Think about how insane that is! That is 9,600 women a day! Women must educate themselves on self-defense and safety awareness. I cannot stress this enough. Society is looking for answers and one such project revealed some pretty interesting information. In a recent... Continue Reading →

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Stun Guns 101 – A Crash Course in Electrical Self Defense

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Stun Guns 101 – A Crash Course in Electrical Self Defense

Stun guns are a very popular and effective method of non-lethal self-defense. Stun guns are permitted in many areas where firearms are not. Furthermore, a stun gun may be the best self-protection solution for a person who is not permitted by law, for whatever reason, to own or carry a firearm. There are also moral,... Continue Reading →

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How To Use Pepper Spray Effectively

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How To Use Pepper Spray Effectively

The first, and most obvious, thing to do is to have your pepper spray quickly available to reach in an emergency situation. Seconds can become a life/death situation if you are confronted with an attacker. Do not keep your pepper spray in your glove box. Keep it on your body at all times, whether that... Continue Reading →

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13 Simple Things To Burglar Proof Your Home

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13 Simple Things To Burglar Proof Your Home

When we think of home safety tips, we think of the obvious: Have your lights on timers when you are away. Don’t let your mail or newspapers accumulate because they are a dead giveaway that you are not home. Yadda…yadda…yadda… Well, this month I have some new and some old safety tips for securing your... Continue Reading →

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