3 Self-Defense Products That Could Come in Handy on Campus

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A survey conducted by the Association of American Universities reports that 23% of women report having been sexually assaulted annually across campuses and one in six women in their lifetime. It is important we strive for safety whether through self-defense class or taking extra precaution while going out.
 
Please consider investing in these three products for your safety!

 

1. Pepper Spray

This classic self-defense product can momentarily blind your attacker. It's the ultimate tool to keep nearby. Tie it to your keys, your backpack, anything - just keep it near you. Find it at your nearest sporting goods store or online. 

 

2. Cat Key Chain 

This keychain is cute, inconspicuous, and seems harmless at first glance, but squeeze it inside your fist and it becomes a devastating self-defense weapon. If you ever find yourself in an alarming situation, simply pull this out from your keys. It’s only $5 from their website!

 

3. Roofie-Detecting Nail Polish

Who says you can't be cute and safe at the same time? This nail polish detects date rape drugs in the event you are served a questionable drink. Simply dip a pinky finger into your drink, and if it changes colors, you know your drink has been spiked! The Undercover Colors company, which has won multiple awards and has been featured on many talk shows for this product, is expected to launch in 2017. Sign up on their website for more updates!
 
Ladies, take caution when you go out late at night - even if you are walking home from a night class or simply running a short errand. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!
TEEN REPORTER | Kim Do is an avid blogger and world traveler, based in San Jose, California. The 18 year-old has a passion for both writing and conservation and is often found jotting thoughts in her notebook or volunteering at a local park. The UC Berkeley freshman documents her fun, spontaneous adventures on her blog wanderwithkim.wordpress.com, where she details her journey towards crossing the 200 items off her bucket list as well as travel destinations. In addition to writing, she enjoys hiking, playing guitar, volunteering in the community, and hopes to write for the Daily Californian.