How to Stay Safe as a High School Girl


Georgia Blekicki, Staff Writer

Do you feel safe at school? This is a question that is often overlooked by many. Girls who wear shorts are “asking for it”, girls who wear a lot of makeup are “fake”, and girls who have guy friends are “players”. These are all stereotypes that sometimes interfere with safety. No matter where you are or who you are with, you should always feel safe. Below are very highly recommended safety tips and tools that every female teen should have.

Birdie Personal Safety Alarm:

Meet your high-tech personal alarm. This alarm has thousands of five-star reviews. This device can connect to your phone for two contacts of choice to be able to see your location, a light, and an alarm that has a 130-decibel sound level. That is the same as a jet taking off. This safety device is cute and easy to use. You can clip your birdie onto your backpack, purse, car keys, or lanyard. To use the birdie, you simply pull the gold clip vertically upward to sound the alarm. This alarm also comes in many different colors. It’s the perfect gift or stocking stuffer that insures your safety.

The Atomic Tactical Safety Pen:

If you ever let someone borrow this pen, you better make sure you get it back because its the best school supplies you’ll have. This tactical pen has a flashlight and a sharp end to crack windows or to use for defense. It also has a screwdriver and hex wrench that you can swish out of the back. Another amazing feature of this defense tool is the fact that you can use it as a regular pen. This is definitely the most discreet defense tool out there. No one will suspect you’re ahead of the game when it comes to your protection.

Safelet Personal Safety Bracelet:

If you aren’t interested in carrying anything on a keychain or in your pencil pouch, why not WEAR something that keeps you safe. This Safelet bracelet is a great alternative. In order to use this safety device, you must allow 5 contacts of choice to see the location on your bracelet. If you feel threatened or unsafe, all you have to do is press the button on the bracelet. This not only sends a notification to your contacts of choice but it also has the police on speed dial. This bracelet has amazing reviews online and it recommended specifically for woman ages 13 and beyond.

Mace Pepper Spray and Water Trainer:

The classic pepper spray is an effective and great way to stay safe. Women all around the world use this spray. This is the #1 most used safety tool used in the country. Pepper spray is created with OC, Oleoresin capsicum. It’s a naturally occurring substance derived from hot peppers. The effects of this spray lasts from 30 to 45 minutes. You simply aim for the eyes and spray. I highly recommend buying the duo of not only the Mace but the water trainer as well. It is better to practice in advance than to risk messing up in a serious moment. This is the cheapest rout when it comes to safety tools. You can buy one at Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and online.

All 4 of these safety devices are top of the line. All of these products aspire to make the world a safer place. No matter the expense of these products, every cent that you choose to invest into one of these will be worth it. Try to make good decisions and stay safe Pirates!