Ever year, at this time, we begin receiving telephone calls from concerned parents wishing to arm their teens with some type of protection prior to heading off the college. It is for that reason we annually conduct our “Off To College” Self Defense Seminar! Just last week, there was an attempted abduction and still people aren't making personal safety a priority. There is always an excuse of why they are too busy to attend.
What upsets me the most is that parents wait until the last minute when it's too late to schedule a training.
Here are some alarming statistics provided by San Diego Police Department; 80% of sexual assaults involve alcohol and/or drug use by victim 85% of sexual assaults assailant is known 1 in 3 women will be sexually assaulted in their life time 1 in 8 men will be sexually assaulted in their life time 14 to 25 years old are at the highest risk Every 2 minutes, in the U.S. someone is sexually assaulted Approximately 300,000 sexual assaults will occur every year Approximately 150,000 attempts every year