Teen Dating Violence-An Epidemic?

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Nationally, 32 percent of college-aged women — and one in five girls age 12 to 15 — experience dating violence, officials said at the announcement.

But one survey showed that 81 percent of parents didn’t think teen dating violence was a problem or didn’t know if it was, said Cheryl Pytel, a member of the Interval House board.

You can read the rest of the story on Teen Dating Violence right here.

Teen dating should be discussed “the way you talk about alcohol, tobacco, texting and driving,” she said. “It should be that type of a conversation with parents, teachers, coaches, anyone who is involved with youth.”

Research also shows that children who grow up with domestic violence in their homes are more likely to abuse or to be the victims of such abuse later in life.

One of the best ways that young women can defend themselves against dating violence is with one of our Mace Pepper Sprays which can disable an assailant for as much as 45 minutes.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Sexual Assault On College Campuses

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This is an article out of a magazine that caters to teenagers about sexual assaults on college campuses. You can read the whole story HERE.

We have been writing this topic for close to 10 years now, but it’s finally starting to get some traction in support all the way up to the White House was Pres. Obama calling on schools across the country to address the problem. He created a task force known as the White House Council on women and girls.

At the same time that was happening there was a series of reports that begin to surface about sexual assaults that were handled poorly by the administrations of some of the nation’s most prestigious schools. The reports painted a grim picture of the problem on the national level. Of course, this isn’t news to many students. In fact, some have been working diligently within their schools for years in an effort to raise awareness about sexual assault and the struggles between victims and administrators.

“It’s positive and powerful that there’s now federal language specifically addressing sexual violence, because the prevalence and nature of these crimes requires specialized attention and was not adequately addressed by existing violent crime law.”

There have been many attempts over the years to legislate a solution. Many students have come to realize that they are the answer not the federal government.

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The best way to defend yourself against sexual assault is with one of our
Sabre pepper sprays that are used by the NYPD and other law enforcement agencies.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

New Law To Curtail Campus Sexul Assaults

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Here’s another story about how state legislators in Connecticut are trying to curtail campus sexual assaults. You can read the whole story HERE.

The bill requires institutions to permit anonymous reporting of assaults, promote bystander intervention, establish resource teams to review policies and create links with local crisis centers.

There’s a lot of frustration on college campuses about what appears to be the lack of support from state legislators on this issue. “There is a lot more that needs to be done, but it needs to be done by faculty, students and staff together. Until we change that culture, until we have those young men understand that sexual assault and date rape is unacceptable, we’ll have young women going through that suffering.”

“The new legislation was initiated in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of a number of female students (both current and former) who allege that they were raped and/or sexually assaulted, and that they felt that the university violated their rights.”

Legislators agree that it is seriously in charge problem in that something has to be done. There are way too many sexual assaults. This bill creates an impact on a person who commits that sexual assault.

How To Defend Yourself Against A Sexual Assault

The best way to defend yourself against the sexual assault on campus or anywhere for that matter is with a self-defense product such as a pepper spray or stun gun. We specifically recommend a product that’s on a keychain because that way it’s more likely to be with you wherever you go.

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We always recommend that women carry a self-defense product like this
Fox Labs Hard Case Keychain that has 5.3 million Scoville heat units and fires a heavy stream pattern up to 10 feet away. It’s taser/ECD compatible too.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Dog Attacks-Three Times Higher In Deprived Areas

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Here is a story from England about Dog Attacks in areas that are deprived.

“The number of dog bites leading to hospital admission is three times higher among people living in the deprived areas study from Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has revealed.

Hospital admissions for dog attacks are three times higher in deprived area than affluent regions in England.

According to the report, there were 6,743 hospital admissions specifically by dog attacks, a 5.8% increase from the 6,372 admissions last year.”

Dr Simon Harding, a lecturer in criminology at the University of Middlesex said: “Deprived areas are often more populous with larger families, more children, more pets and more people living in closer proximity to each other and dogs. Also dogs tend to be exercised in public, rather than in gardens or remote fields. At the same time people in poorer areas use dogs for protection, instead of alarms or house insurance and there is an underlying trend towards the use of aggressive Pit Bull-type breeds as weapon or status dogs.”

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This Mace brand Dog Attack Spray is EPA approved and contains approx. 20 half second shots of up to12 feet away.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Best Zap Stun Guns-The Top Two

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In today’s blog post we are introducing you to the top two best Zap stun guns that we carry. Zap brand is a little-known producer of stun guns it is famous for its unique designs. These two stun guns that were talking about today are good examples.

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The first one is the Double Trouble Stunner that is 1.2 million volts conducted by two sets of contacts that are 5 inches apart instead of the normal 1.5 inches on most stun devices. It has an easy grip contoured soft grip coating with the safety switch on top and LED indicator to let you know the stun gun is ready to fire.

The second one is the 950,000 volt Knuckle Blaster Stunner that has a contour grip to assure full control and makes the stun gun easy to hold onto with the soft rubber coating. It uses two lithium batteries that are included and comes with a free holster made out of leather. The safety can be turned off and stun gun fired with the same hand.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Domestic Violence Is An Equal Opportunity Destroyer

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A recent study conducted by the American Psychological Association contradicted stereotypes that domestic violence is more prevalent in low-income or minority households. You can read the whole story HERE.

Basically it showed violent incidents crossed economic lines with near equal percentages in all income brackets. Families of all races and ethnicities were also affected and three of every four perpetrators were male. “Family violence definitely cuts across all society’s segments and income levels and has a serious impact on children, the nationwide study indicates.

“The study interviewed children who had witnessed domestic violence. Three in four children saw the violence, 21 percent heard it and 3 percent saw the injuries later. The violence included beating, hitting and kicking a parent or caregiver. One in 75 cases reported the child was physically hurt during a violent attack on their abused parent. All experienced fear and anxiety, and more than half said they were afraid someone would be hurt badly. The children indicated the violence was one of their scariest experiences ever, according to the study published online April 7 in the APA journal Psychology of Violence.”

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One of the best ways that women can defend themselves and domestic abuse situation is with a self-defense product such as this Wildfire Pepper Spray that has an 18% concentration of oleoresin capsicum, comes in a variety of colors and has a keychain attachment so it is more likely to be with you when you need it.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Tips For Assault Prevention

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Here is an interesting story and video about a self-defense instructor who teaches Assault Avoidance Tips. The main thing that he teaches women in his class is to act fast not think. The reason for this is simple: when you’re in a life or death situation, reaction times are critical. A few seconds lost thinking about what to do instead of reacting may cost you your life.

He has some simple tactics and tips to keep women safe in any kind of situation

• “Wear a purse that goes across your body, not over your shoulder.
• Keep pepper spray or a small pocket knife on your keys, and hold them as though you’re ready to attack.
• Walk with your hand inside your purse, so you can grab that spray as fast as possible.
• Other simple weapons to keep in your purse: A screwdriver, scissors, or even a pencil.
• Walk with scissors dangling in your hands, no one will think anything but the potential attacker.
• Buy a small gun, one that can clip to your bra and aim for the groin area.”

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Women are the subject and target of assaults nine times more often than men so they need to be a specially prepared. We have always recommended a self-defense course for all women to learn some basic tips on how to protect yourself. But we have also recommended that women carry with them at all times a self-defense product such as this new Fashion Keychain Spray by Wildfire brand which is nearly twice as hot as most pepper sprays.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Campus Sexual Assault Epidemic

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Here’s a story out of the Los Angeles times where Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) called assaults on young women in colleges a Sexual Assault Epidemic.

“The prevalence of sexual assault on campuses is an epidemic,” Speier said in an interview. “It’s going to take money, resources, enforcement and a dramatic change in the culture” to fix.

Speier said research suggests that one in five women are sexually assaulted on campuses but that nearly two-thirds of universities shirk their legal duty to address the cases. Yet, she said national momentum is growing to take stronger action against the problem.

That as you know is only the tip of the iceberg. Fewer than 10% of all sexual assaults actually get reported according to one study. Part of the reason is that so many young women are drunk on alcohol or out of it from drugs that they actually came remember what happened.

Another part of the puzzle is said the assailants are known to victims in 90% of the cases because they are classmates or live together in the same dorm and see each other virtually every day.

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The best way to defend yourself against any kind of assault anywhere is with a self-defense product such as a stun gun or a pepper spray. We always recommend pepper sprays that are on keychains because that way it is with you all the time. The Mace Triple Action Spray as shown here has pepper, tear gas and a UV marking dye.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Best Stun Master Stun Guns-The Top Three

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In today’s blog post we are introducing you to the best stun guns from Stun Master-the top three. Stun Master has been around for close to 30 years and features quality products that all have a lifetime warranty as a testament to their quality. They are all characterized by innovation and industry leading features such as the disable pin wrist strap.

1. The first on our list is the Runt Stun Gun that is 10,000,000 volts and features a 120 lumen LED flashlight built-in along with a built-in slide out charger. It is only 3.5″x2″x1″ making it one of the smallest stun guns available. It has a protective rubberized coating and the aforementioned disable pin wrist strap.

2. Second on our list is the 11,000,000 volt HOT Shot Stunner that is only 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep. It is operated with long life lithium batteries that come with the product. It is disguised to look like a hand-held mobile device that can be worn on your belt with the free stainless steel belt clip.

3. And one of the more popular self-defense products especially against dog attacks is the 7.5 million volt rechargeable Telescoping Stun Baton. It expands from 13 inches to 21 ½ inches at the press of a button and can protect you three ways-the stun feature, a 120 dB alarm and a super bright LED flashlight.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Female Self Defense-Favorite Pink Stun Guns

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In today’s blog post we’re talking about the two most favorite pink stun guns that we carry. Pink stun guns are a favorite of women who are attacked close to nine times more often than men.

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The first one is so small that it’s actually keychain. It is called the SMACK Stun Gun and is 5,000,000 volts in one of the smallest packages or a stun gun you’ll ever find at 3.5″ T x 1.25″ W x 0.75″ D. it has a bright six LED flashlight built-in and it’s rechargeable so there are no batteries to buy. It has two levels of safety built-in also. It has a no questions asked lifetime warranty and comes with a free leatherette holster with key ring and clip.

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The second one is from Streetwise, known far and wide for their quality products. This Small Fry is 11,000,000 volts making it one of the most powerful stun devices available yet it is only 9 ounces and measures 3.5″ T x 2″ W x 0.8″ D. it has a protective rubber coating that covers the entire device to ensure a great grip in any weather or climate. The bright LED flashlight is as much is four times brighter than the competition. It uses nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries which hold a charge much longer than normal batteries. Two levels of safety are built-in. It also has a popular disable pin wrist strap. When worn properly, should the device be taken away from you in a confrontation it will disengage the firing mechanism so cannot be used against you. It is no wonder that this device is a certified best in class and represents a great value.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Colleges Get Poor Grades On Campus Assaults

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Here’s a story from the Huffington Post on the pitiful grades that most colleges got when judged on Campus Assaults.

This may be young college students first encounter with the bureaucracy. To combat the red tape and lack of transparency, student activists have called on their peers, allied faculty members, the federal government, and organizations like SAFER to speak out in support of survivors and demand stronger, survivor-oriented college sexual assault policies.

The findings of the Campus Accountability Project speak volumes about the deficiencies of existing campus sexual assault policies.

• On average, the nearly 300 policies assessed in the database received a D+ grade with 80 percent of the policies receiving a grade of C or lower. No policy received a higher grade than B+.
• Nearly one-third of the policies did not fully comply with the Jeanne Clery Act — compliance with which is required by federal law in order for colleges and universities to be eligible to participate in federal financial aid programs.
• Only 40 percent of the policies mentioned the employment of a full-time staff member dedicated to providing sexual assault prevention and education programming for students.
• Less than one in five policies provided amnesty clauses for underage survivors who were drinking or survivors who were using other drugs at the time of their assault.
• And, less than one-third of the policies assessed in the database stated that a survivor’s dress and past sexual history may not be discussed during disciplinary proceedings.

While these policy shortcomings are undoubtedly problematic, they also create opportunities for administrators to centralize student needs in the reform of their institution’s sexual assault policy. By holding open forums to obtain student input or by inviting anti-rape student activists to co-author new or reformed policies, administrators can better incorporate the needs of students into formal policy.

What does it look like for campuses to have comprehensive, survivor-oriented sexual assault policies? There are key steps to creating safer campuses:

• Provide free emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors via the institution’s health center;
• Increase primary prevention efforts and create more opportunities for students to engage meaningfully in primary prevention activities like bystander intervention training;
• Ensure policies are accessible. This means they should be easy to find on the school’s website, readable, and comprehensive;
• Inclusion of amnesty clauses for survivors who may have been in violation of another school policy at the time of their assault;
• And, total compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act and Title IX to ensure accurate reporting of incidents of sexual violence on campus and the rights of survivors.

These practices will help colleges and universities to develop policies that center on student needs and challenge rape culture on their campus.
Most young women on a college campus know that the best defense against any kind assault on campus is a self-defense product fits nonlethal in nature such as a pepper spray.

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This Mace Police PepperGard has been around for 20 years and is a time-tested way for anyone to defend themselves. It contains 20 half second shots up to 12 feet away. It also contains a UV marking dye for assailant identification after the fact.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Costs Of Domestic Violence

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This is an article that talks about Domestic Violence and the effects it has not only on the individual but on the cost to society as well.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), domestic violence costs society billions of dollars every year with employers losing $13 billion a year due to absences and lost productivity.

The CDC also estimates victims who receive medical treatment for physical assault face an average cost of $2,665.

“Direct medical expenses and mental health services in response to domestic violence cost nearly $4.1 billion each year. Of this total, less than half was covered by private insurers, and the victims paid about 29% of the costs.

Recently, the Affordable Care Act has mandated that screening and counseling for domestic and interpersonal violence be included as one of many free services for women, meaning that many more women will now have access to needed resources at zero cost.”

Still, despite these triumphs, domestic violence remains a significant problem with close to one out of every three women the victim of domestic violence.

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Physical assault is the main culprit in domestic violence. Women who are in a domestic abuse situation need to learn how to defend themselves and protect themselves. One of the best ways to do that is with one of our 40 Keychain Pepper Sprays. Any one of them can incapacitate an assailant for as long as 45 minutes.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Female Assaults On College Campuses

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Here is another story about Assaults On Women specifically in Missouri where U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has led a national push to scrutinize rape and sexual assaults of women on college campuses.

“There are young women that are victimized every day, every hour, at a college campus somewhere,” McCaskill told the News-Leader on Thursday. “Too often young women second-guess themselves. ‘I should not have been drinking. I should not have been in his room. I did not know him well enough.’

“They do that instead of taking a clear look and realizing that they have a been a victim of a felony,” McCaskill said. “You do not have to have perfect judgment to be a victim of a crime.”

McCaskill previously had focused her efforts on helping women sexually assaulted in the military.

One of the main differences between colleges and the military is that the military has a rigid chain of command, which in some ways makes addressing the problem simpler. Higher education has no such line of authority.

There are other differences as well but the main similarity is women on college campuses — like women in the military — live in small, closed communities where word travels fast. This makes some students reluctant to report.

Administrators too often do not support women who report they were sexually assaulted on campus. She mentioned high-profile examples at the University of Montana and Notre Dame University. The schools fear that such publicity hurts their image and their student recruitment, she said.

Colleges administrators have been openly hostile, she said, when female students allege rape and sexual assault.

Nearly one in five women in college are victims of attempted or actual sexual assault in their undergraduate careers, according to McCaskill’s office.

A report from the National Institute of Justice states that college women are at higher risk for sexual assault than their non-college peers.

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We always recommend that women on a college campus carry a self-defense product such as a pepper spray and one of the best to carry is one that’s on a keychain. We have many KEYCHAIN PEPPER SPRAYS to choose from. They are legal in just about all jurisdictions and can disable an assailant for as long as 45 minutes.

Pepper spray will cause intense pain, excessive tearing of the eyes and make breathing very difficult.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Best Mini Stun Guns

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In today’s blog post we’re discussing the best mini stun guns that we carry.

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This Hot Shot Stunner is by far one of the most popular. It is an astounding 11,000,000 volts powered by three lithium batteries and disguised to look like a hand-held mobile device. It is only 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep making it one of the smallest stun guns in the world. It comes with a free stainless steel belt clip and nylon holster. It has a safety switch to prevent accidental discharge and comes with a lifetime warranty typical of all Stun Master products.

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The next most popular is the 11 million volt Small Fry stun gun made by Streetwise. It has a powerful LED flashlight and two levels of safety built-in. It doesn’t use batteries because it’s rechargeable using a flip out charging plug built-in. A protective rubber coating covers the entire mini stun gun to ensure a great grip in any weather. The popular disable pin prevents the unit from being used against you should it be taken away and it also has a lifetime guarantee.

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Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Teen Relationship Violence

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This is a story about how Teen Dating Violence is a growing concern all over the country. As many as one in three young women have reported they have been in a relationship where they have been injured or hurt in some way. But because of their inexperience and lack of knowledge officials say the worst part is that many teens do not even know the abuse is happening.

There is actually a move afoot to start teaching young teenagers in middle school about relationships and what constitutes a healthy one versus an unhealthy one. That idea is actually gaining traction because where else will teens learn about this topic? Right now many teens gain their knowledge of a relationship from electronic media including social media and friends and family.

That is why so many of them have no clue what a healthy relationship is or where the boundaries are.

We have always recommended that teenagers carry a self-defense product with them to defend themselves should they be physically assaulted.

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This Lipstick Pepper Spray provides discrete, effective and reliable protection with enough spray for 10 half-second shots up to 6 feet away. It is available in five colors

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!