I was researching social issues for my English class to write this youth voices post and I came across an interesting read here https://www.isidewith.com/poll/2905674286 about if colleges should start to offer safe spaces and trigger warning areas for students. It got me think on how this would be a good idea because it seems like nowadays people get offended over alot of sensitive issues, and it would be rude to throw those on them.

While reading it said that these areas would be designated to students to discuss sensitive topics, emotionally charged issues, and talk about events that may trigger post traumatic stress. In these areas students could choose to avoid topics or people that may offend them but it allows for voluntary discussion. I think this is a great idea because all the points stated are very valid and it would allow for discussion and people who don’t want to be involved don’t have to be.

In conclusion, these safe spaces for college campuses would be a great idea and would allow people to talk freely when they choose about sensitive topics that no everyone can handle. These safe spaces are being implimented into colleges very soon and I for one can’t wait to see them when i go to college.

 

sources

https://www.isidewith.com/poll/2905674286

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2017-09-21/colleges-tackle-free-speech-trigger-warnings-safe-spaces

http://beta.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-furedi-safe-space-20170105-story.html

CC BY-SA 4.0 Safe spaces in colleges by Ravi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

4 Comments
  1. Nathan 11 months ago

    This is a really good idea I like it, I don’t think there is enough time or space to discuss uncomfortable topics in today’s world.

  2. Jenessa 11 months ago

    Ravi,

    What a great idea! I’ve never thought about creating a space safe where people can easily discuss touchy subjects in college. This is especially important because college can be a frightening place. Students are put into a new environment with people they have never met, and they are unaware of their surroundings, so having a place where students feel safe and comfortable to be themselves would be a great aspect on any campus. The article, 11 Tips For Broaching Difficult Subjects (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/gretchen-rubin/11-tips-for-broaching-dif_b_107748.html) is something I think you should take a look at because it is something the students in the safe space would have to consider when opening up about subjects they are sensitive to. Thank you so much for sharing! You should definitely push to create a safe space like the one you described in this post at the college you are going to attend!

    Jenessa

  3. Sean 11 months ago

    Ravi,
    I do agree also that safe spaces should be implemented but I wondered, what if those people were bullied by people and those bullies saw said person enter a safe space would that make the stress and torment they are going under increase if they end up bullying them more?

  4. Emma 11 months ago

    Ravi,
    I agree, I think these safe spaces are a wonderful idea! The issues in today’s world are very triggering especially for people with anxiety, depression, or ptsd. The safe space would be a great idea, only issue I would see is making people talk about their issues if they do not want to. I feel like a safe group for chatting about issues and a safe space to go and be in the quiet but not be alone is a good idea.

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