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Party Safety Tips

Check these tips to have fun at parties and stay safe, too.

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Before the party, plan ahead.

  • Go to the party with friends. Make a pact to watch out for each other and leave together.
  • Select a designated driver before you leave for the party.
  • Plan to do something at the party besides drinking alcohol, like dancing, socializing, or grabbing a bite to eat.

During the party, be aware.

  • Speak up if you see uncomfortable situations.
  • Learn about IDEAS and how you can use it to be a responsive bystander.
  • Observe the environment around you. Is it changing? Do you sense a dangerous situation?
  • Keep an eye on friends who may be drinking too much.  A successful night is when everyone makes it home safe!
  • Never leave your drink unattended.

After the party, take care of yourself and your friends.

  • Respect your partner's sexual limits. Remember that if alcohol is involved, consent cannot be given.
  • If you have sex, protect yourself and your partner by using contraceptives.
  • Never let yourself or your friends drive after drinking.
  • If necessary, find a safe ride home with a friend who hasn't been drinking, or call a cab.

The next day...

Did something happen that you didn't want to happen? Call CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center at (858) 534-5793 if you have questions and concerns about what happened.

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