Put your phone on ICE
Emergency officials across the nation are urging people to make emergency contact information easily found on their mobile phone by identifying it with the designation of .ICE (in case of emergency). This way, an emergency official who finds a person unconscious or otherwise unable to communicate can easily discover whom to contact. A period should appear before the ICE to ensure it appears at the top of the phone’s address book.
Avoid ID theft
Rarely give out your Social Security number. Financial institutions, such as banks and credit card companies, typically require the number. However, many places request it that do not need it. Shred documents containing personal information. Don’t give out info via e-mail or phone. Monitor your credit report.
Drive safe at night
Clean headlights, taillights, and the inside and outside of windows regularly. Do not drink and drive, or smoke while driving. Turn on headlights in early twilight. Keep a safe following distance and appropriate speed. Always carry flares or reflectors in case of a breakdown. Pull as far off the road as possible if you do experience car problems.
Stay safe off campus
Stay in well-known hotels, keep the room locked, and do not wander to remote areas. Share reservation information with a friend. If you choose to consume alcohol, do so in moderation, keep the drink monitored at all times, and do not operate a vehicle.
Make sure you have insurance that will cover your emergency medical needs if you are overseas. Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of foreign countries, as you are subject to their laws. Do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas, and never accept packages from strangers. Deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money.