Wayne State College
Student Center, Rm. 103
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787
Services > SAVE Program > Violence
Prevention Information > Rape
> Self-Defense Tips
Rape and Alcohol | Date
Rape Drugs | Men
Changing Men |
| Myths About
Rape | Self-Defense Tips |
Rape can happen to anyone. It doesn't matter where you
live or work. Trust what you feel about people and places.
Don't let strangers
in your home.
Keep windows and
doors locked. Even if you are only going down the
hall to see a friend for a few minutes, lock your
door! Never prop open security doors.
Install a peephole
in your door and always use it.
At night, turn on
lights and close drapes, shades, or blinds.
Don't use your first
name on the mailbox or in the phone book, and never
let a caller know you are home alone.
Never give your
home address to a stranger on the phone. If you
receive an obscene phone call, hang up immediately.
If the calls persist, contact the phone company
and the police to see what you can do.
Never leave a spare
key under a mat or some other object close to your
door. Leave a spare with a neighbor or friend instead.
If you think your
room/residence has been broken into, DON'T ENTER!
Call the police from another location.
Use a steady, confident
pace. Hold your head up and keep your shoulders
Carry a whistle
and keys in your hands.
If you are approached
while walking, cross the street or change directions.
If you feel you are being followed, don't go home.
In either case, go to a place where there are other
people as soon as possible. If you decide to run,
run as fast as you can and scream to get attention
or help. If you yell for help, be specific. Say
"Call 911! I'm being attacked!"
Remove your headphones
so you can hear what's happening around you. Always
be aware of who, and what, is around you.
If at all possible,
walk with someone else. Walk in well lighted areas
and avoid alleys, deserted lots, parking structures,
stairwells, and dark areas with shrubbery.
In a Car:
Always keep doors locked.
Park in a well-lit area.
Never offer, or accept,
a ride from someone you don't know and trust.
Have your keys in your
hand. Look in the car before getting in.
If the car breaks down,
put on the hazard lights, raise the hood (if safe to
do so), and stay inside with the doors locked until
- If someone other than
a police officer stops to help you, open the window slightly
and ask her/him to call the police.
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor