This is so unfortunate. You are right, young people can often think "it won't happen to me." I used to think that way when I was that age, too, when my parents would tell me to be careful or not go somewhere alone.
I think that a skill in self defense for women is essential these days, because, as we have seen, it can happen to anybody, anytime, perhaps when least expected.
I am passing along a very helpful and concise online video on self defense for women. It is 8 min 25 sec. I think this is something women should all have a basic knowledge of. I hope that none of you are ever in a situation of possible attack, but we should know what to do if it were to ever happen. Knowing how to defend yourself in attack could help you get out of serious danger and harm. I would really like each of you to watch it, please.
The video might seem kind of unprofessional or silly at first, and it does have annoying back ground music, BUT it really is excellent! It is very, very concise and covers a lot within the 8 minutes. Watch it for yourself and remember the tips!!!!!
Please forward this to your friends if you'd like.