Social media pages to help improve safety

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Social media pages have been launched by police to help improve the safety of university students.

This has been done as part of Lancashire Police’s 2013 Freshers campaign, which aims to educate students on how to take responsible steps so that they are not the victims of crime.

The campaign covers all aspects of a student’s life, giving advice on a various of subjects, such as keeping personal possessions safe, as well as staying safe on nights out when students can be particularly vulnerable.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Constabulary said; “We’ve launched this campaign to help our students do as much as possible to ensure they aren’t a victim of crime.

“In particular, the core message of this year’s campaign is ‘Stick together, stay safe’ as there really is safety in numbers, and encouraging students to stick together will help to dramatically reduce their risk of becoming a victim of crime. As part of the campaign, students at Lancaster University, UCLAN and Edge Hill will be able to access crime prevention advice and information tailored specifically for them via Facebook and Twitter pages dedicated to each university.

“Each page will feature regular updates on crime in the local area, crime prevention advice and details of when and where students can meet up with members of their local Neighbourhood Policing Team.”

The Lancaster University pages can be found via www.facebook.com/LancasterUniPolice and @LancasterUniPol.