Enhance Awareness to Guard against Campus Thefts
"If you don't want to wake up and find you have no pants to wear, you'd better put themon in sleep," goes a popular joke among students. Obviously, campus thefts have becomeincreasingly annoying as they occur far more often than before. And it seems that the thievesare less choosy these days, with their targets ranging widely from bikes, cell phones, purses,pre-paid IC cards to sunglasses, bags, and even underwear. In short, anything that worth adime is likely to be stolen.
What makes students the easy targets? The reasons are not hard to find. But I believe ofall these reasons, the lack of anti-theft alertness is the most important. For lack of alertness,the students tend to leave the doors and windows wide open during sleep at noon or at nightin summer. For the same reason, they'll also leave their bikes unlocked before a store or by aroad, or forget to take away their personal stuff before they go out of the classroom to make aphone call. These acts undoubtedly have increased their exposure to the light-fingeredmonsters.
In order to minimize possible losses, the students must stay on guard in the first place, asawareness of the thefts around often makes a big difference. To be more specific, thestudents should not hide any tempting amount of cash in the dorm. Put it in the bank instead.Besides, do not leave any valuable items unattended. Take them wherever you go. Inaddition, it's advisable to develop a neighbourhood watch programme with other students inthe dorm and neighbouring dorms.