active role together in finding and choosing a safe
place for them to live. It is essential for caregivers
and students to talk about all aspects of safety in
how their life will be. Whether returning to school
or leaving home for the first time, a full and frank
discussion about good safety practices can help
to ensure this exciting time in the student’s life is
not marred by tragedy.
9 TIPS EVERY STUDENT SHOULD KNOW TO
1. Look While You Cook:
Stay in the kitchen when
cooking especially if you maybe using oil or high
temperatures. If a cooking pot catches fire, have
a proper-fitting pot lid handy that can be slid over
the pot and the stove turned off. Cooking requires
constant attention! Distractions like the television,
2. Candle With Care:
If you like to use candles in
your room or apartment, keep them away from
anything that could catch fire and place them in
a hurricane chimney or safe sturdy holder with a
glass shade. Place them only where they cannot
be knocked over and blow them out when leaving
3. Keep An Eye On Excessive Drinkers:
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involving cooking and smoking. Always be aware
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As students prepare to move into shared or rented
accommodations to attend a college or university,
parents, guardians and students should take an
Do they cook at home often?
How clean do they usually keep their place?
When do they choose to do their housework and
What type of music do they enjoy listening to?
Are there times that are set aside for quiet time?
How quiet will weekends be?
Do they own anything that may be noisy such
as a guitar, drums, pets, etc.?
Does the person have a boyfriend/girlfriend and,
if so, how often will they be spending the night?
Do they like to throw large parties, and will they
inform you in advance?
Do they clean up right after the party?
How will the bills be taken care of?
What if one of the two wants to leave early?What amenities would be shared? (bathroom
supplies, cleaning supplies, food etc.).
Does the person smoke? If so, do they smoke
inside or outside?
Do they consume alcohol? To what extent?
Does the person do drugs?
Is there any kind of food that you are allergic to
that they need to know about and visa versa?
Are you living in a safe accommodation?
What will you do in the event of a fire?
Will you be alerted if a fire occurs?
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