Pocketbook Guide to Spring Break Safety

Your Guide to a Survive-a-Bull Spring Break

With so much fun going on this spring break, it can be easy to forget about your safety and well-being or even forego health and safety for the sake of what one considers fun.

Here’s a quick guide to a survive-a-bull spring break.

Know About Sexual Consent

  • Explicit communication is crucial to consent! A lack of response DOES NOT mean you have the green light.
  • Know the definition of true consent. If it’s not a definite yes, it’s a definite NO.
  • Consent is part of a healthy relationship.

Stay Hydrated

  • Once you feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle with you at all times and refill it throughout the day.
  • If you feel light-headed find shade, and drink more water.
  • Set a goal for daily water consumption and use water-intake tracking apps to remind you.

Protect Your Skin

  • Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going out in the sun and EVERY 2 hours of exposure regardless of what the bottle says and even if it’s cloudy.
  • Use sunscreen, protective clothing, and controlled exposure to sunlight.
  • Getting sunburn could ruin your whole trip! Learn all about sun safety here.

Drink Responsibly

  • Always keep an eye on your drink, whether it’s alcoholic or not.
  • Don’t accept drinks from strangers.
  • Know the signs of alcohol poisoning and how to take care of someone with alcohol poisoning.
  • Don’t forget to Watch your BAC and know your limits to avoid binge drinking.

 Drive Safely

  • Did someone say road trip?! Defensive driving can help you get to your destination safely.
  • Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as buzzed driving. Travel with a friend who can help keep you awake and take turns driving.
  • Did you know it’s illegal in some states to text and drive because of the dangers of such distracted driving?

While you’ve definitely earned your right to have a fun, and exciting week off from school, it’s important not to ruin it and decide what is/isn’t worth the risk(s). SWELL is here to make you have the best spring break ever. It’s my hope that you choose to have fun safely and represent us well out there, Bulls. Have a good one!

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