How to Move Your Campus from Group Safety to Individual Safety
Traditionally, efforts to address campus safety have primarily focused on threats to the collective well-being of an institution’s community.
Less attention has been given to empowering the individual with tools to address their unique personal safety needs. This trend is in spite of the widely recognized fact that crimes targeted at an individual occur far more frequently than incidents directed at a broader group.
This paper explores the differing needs of Group Safety and Individual Safety Solutions, the factors preventing existing solutions from taking hold, and the changes in technology and behavior which are now allowing individuals to address their unique safety needs on their own terms.