Scared of being raped or sexually assaulted at uni next year Watch
im off to uni next year only im scared because my friend whose at the same uni I plan to go to next year confided in me tonight to say theres already been 3 cases of sexual assault or rape. I do carry a rape alarm anyway but how likely are you to be sexually assaulted or raped at uni?
how did your friend find out about these cases of sexual assault? who were the perpetrators?
Keep an eye on alcohol intake, don't leave a drink unattended, stay in a group and don't wander off home alone. Most of that applies anywhere- not just at uni but some people do go nuts at uni as it's the first time they have been independant
1. Don't go out and get too drunk. Drinking a bit is fine, but the amount of sexual assault stories that start 'well I was drunk last night'.
2. Don't go back to a guys room alone, or invite him back to yours alone, until your dating.
3. Make the guys you meet wait a few months before you give them anything sexual, make them work and earn it. This will deter the vast majority of guys looking to use you for sex, who will just move on to an easier target (which there are plenty of at uni)
4. Never be alone on a night out
5. Dress respectably
Obviously if it happens, its not your fault... but that also doesn't mean that there aren't actions you take that increase or decrease the risk. For example, its never your fault if someone breaks into your home.. but leaving the door unlocked and a load of letters pilled outside is going to make it more likely.