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My oldest is heading off to college this fall and lately, I have had an urge to give her lots of advice. I want to make sure that she will make good choices and not just when it comes to her grades. Living on campus comes with new responsibilities and opportunities to make decisions. We talk about study habits and time management and cleanliness. She often replies with the familiar “I know, Mom” as we have had the same conversations many times. But when it comes to safety, I want to be sure we give her all the best advice and tools. We have talked about the basic safety tips such as being aware of her surroundings and letting people know where she will be and for how long. Being aware of her surroundings is also important especially during the dark winter months. Since kids are tech savvy, often more than their parents, I have been looking for a convenient way to stay safe on campus. I was glad to find Wearsafe as a great tool for personal safety. This is the only product to offer audio, GPS and group chat.
Wearsafe is a wearable safety device that can send an alert to a parent or trusted circle of friends in an unsafe situation. This tag is unlike any other safety product on the market today and it has many unique features. With the press of a button, an alert will go out and it will notify her contacts of her exact location as well as audio recording of the event. The button is discreet which can help in a situation where it’s best not to let others know you are calling for help. Then the contacts can group chat, alert the police or give her a call based on the situation. One of my favorite features is that the tag will vibrate as a member of the circle views the alert. It is a comforting feature that lets her know she is not alone. The tag is free with a $5/month subscription plan and the platform is available with no commitments. You can try it free it free through this link.
Campus safety is an important topic to cover with all students as they head to back to school this fall. Wearsafe is a great way to give your student an additional sense of safety and a way to send out an alert if it’s ever needed. We have explored the tag this week and it’s lead to great discussions about various situations that the tag could be useful. Instead of feeling worried or anxious, my daughter has actually felt empowered with a new sense of safety. This has given her a tool that is relevant and uses reliable technology. And I have to confess, it is bringing a new sense of safety for me as well. We both feel this is a great tool in keeping her safe during her first year on campus.
Wearsafe website has helpful videos and frequently asked questions that help in learning more about this unique product. Explore the different features and talk with your college student about campus safety. Try it free