Safety Awareness / Education
Daytona State College, through the Campus Safety Department and Title IX Coordinator, offers several presentations to promote safety awareness. To request a Campus Safety presentation, please contact Campus Safety.
Preventing Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence - Bystander Intervention
We are "bystanders" when we have knowledge that a crime such as sexual violence or misconduct is occurring, may occur in the future, or has occurred. Bystanders may have this knowledge by witnessing an incident or developing situation firsthand, or we may hear about it from other people. In any case, as bystanders we should always safely take action to prevent or report these crimes and to guide victims/survivors to help.
An active bystander is someone who safely takes the necessary action to prevent or report sexual violence and misconduct and to help guide victims/survivors to help and resources. An active bystander is someone who commits to making a choice to become involved. The main thing to remember as an active bystander is that you don't do anything that puts your safety or the safety of others at risk!
Often the actions you will take as an active bystander will be calling on others, such as Campus Safety or the police, for help. Always remember that if you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911 and then Campus Safety.
Being an active bystander promotes a culture and campus climate that discourages sexual violence misconduct.
Surviving An Active Threat/Active Shooter Incident - Run. Hide. Fight.
"Run. Hide. Fight." refers to actions you can take to survive an active threat/active shooter incident. Run. Hide. Fight. was originally developed by the City of Houston, TX with the sponsorship of the Department of Homeland Security. The Ohio State University produced a version specific to colleges and universities.
It is unlikely you will ever find yourself in an active threat/active shooter situation, but in the event you do, watching the videos below can greatly increase your chances of surviving.
Original Run. Hide. Fight. video from the City of Houston, TX
"No More" Domestic Violence Public Service Announcement
Volusia County Domestic Abuse Council
Campus Safety Presentation
- View the Campus Safety information on personal safety, responding to emergencies on campus, and other important safety topics presented by our Director of Campus Safety, Francisco Ortiz.
Protect Yourself from Bicycle Theft!
- Always secure your bicycle at a campus bicycle rack
- Invest in a quality lock. Consider getting two types of locks, such a quality U-Lock (U-shared bar and shackle lock), and a quality chain and lock made of case-hardened steel. Thieves are often only equipped to defeat one type of lock at a time (e.g. cutters for a chain or a pry bar for solid locks), and having two different types can prevent theft.
- Register your bicycle. Check with your local police agency or online. (There are organizations you can access online that will register your bicycle in an official registry, but some of them charge money.)
- View our presentation on preventing bicycle theft.
Department of Homeland Security - "If You See Something, Say Something™"
"Phishing" refers to email messages, websites, and phone calls which are designed for malicious purposes such as stealing money, installing malicious software, stealing personal information, etc. etc. Some things to watch for in emails are
- links in emails - If you see a link in a suspicious email message, don't click on it. Rest your mouse (but don't click) on the link to see if the address matches the link that was typed in the message.
- bad grammar - Cyber criminals often use bad grammar, spelling, etc.
- threats- An example of a threat would be telling you your email account will be closed if you don't reply with your password.
- promises of money for little or no effort or deals that sound too good to be true
If you suspect you have received a phishing email at work, please contact the Help Desk at 3950 before responding to anything in the email. Microsoft has good information on avoiding phishing and other scams at http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-faq.aspx