Student safety website launched by the national union of students
7 December 2011
The National Union of Students and Crime project has launched 'Student Safety Net' (SSN), a free tool for students' unions to assist efforts to reduce crimes against, and increase the safety and awareness of their students. The project is fully supported by ACPO.
SSN allows students' unions to operate a free Smartphone application and web service for their students. SSN provides an open forum for students to share their experiences of crime, suspicious activity, anti-social behaviour and/or concerns in with other students at their institution, whilst maintaining a high level of anonymity.
Once registered and signed-in to the service at www.studentsafetynet.org.uk, students will be able to post and read messages from other students local to them and/or at their institution; read messages posted by their local police officer and students' union; view a Google map which plots messages by location and date posted and read tips on keeping safe and secure whilst studying.
SSN is administered locally by Union Administrations, not by the police.