Spring break is a fun time to go out with friends and let your hair down, but it can also be full of dangerous situations. Here are 4 tips to keep spring break safe.
1. Don't share your location on social media. It may seem natural to tag you and your girls out at a bar by the beach so everyone back home can see what fun you are having, but this makes you an easy target for sexual predators.
2. Have a code word. Designate a word for you and your friends to use when you are feeling uncomfortable in a situation that won't draw more attention to you. Have a previously designated plan for when someone uses the word such as where to meet or what to do next.
3. Do not leave your drink unattended. I know you have heard this a million times, but this is a big one. If you set your drink down, just go get another one, do not pick it up. Even when you're just standing around sipping your drink, keep a hand over it while you hold it to prevent anyone from quickly slipping something into it.
4. Do a full 360 scan when entering your hotel room. Be cautious about letting people know where you are staying and what room you are in. If someone is walking past the hallway while you are about to enter your hotel room, keep walking so that they do not know what room you are in.