We are confident that students are safe on campus, but that isn’t enough. It is important that students not only are safe, but also that they feel safe. Feeling safe is such an important part of post-secondary education.
"As a student, I can tell you that university can bring some of the best times, but can also bring some of the most stressful ones as well," says Lauren Jeffs, Third Year Commerce Student. "Students come from all over Canada and are suddenly disconnected with their family, friends and the resources that they have previously known and grown up with. It can all be terribly overwhelming and intimidating finding your way around a new city, meeting new people and all the while adjusting to a higher standard of education." [Read More]
Mobile safety for students on campus has been a trending topic this past week, with CTV highlighting how Universities across the Maritimes are focusing on campus safety. Universities are educating students about campus safety and highlighting the mobile safety app, DalSAFE that acts as a safety resource for students. [Read More]
You have likely heard the saying 'timing is everything' before. When it comes to marketing your school's safety app and driving student downloads, this is certainly. Different events and holidays during the semester present valuable opportunities to reach students and increase app downloads. [Read More]
Safety plans are purposefully very detailed, which is helpful in the sense that they cover all aspects of a situation. However, when it comes to application, they aren’t the best. In most cases, there is simply too much information for a staff member or university student to remember in the event of a high-stress crisis. The irony is that the more comprehensive the plan, the harder it can be for someone to process and action. [Read More]
Camosun College has just released a new custom mobile safety app for their campus, designed by AppArmor Mobile. The mobile safety app provides students and faculty members with mass notification for emergencies, interactive campus maps, a personal safety toolbox, and more. [Read More]