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Safety and Security Video Transcript
Eunyoung, Miho, Natsumi
E: Hello, everyone! This is ESOL 197 internet news. How are you doing? I’m Eunyoung.
N: Hi! I’m Natsumi. Today, we are going to talk about safety and security for international students.
E: First of all, let’s talk about the result of survey. According to our result of survey, about 76% of international students have experienced being scared when they go out during night, like when they were walking alone.
N: Some of them who answered NO because they try not to go outside after getting dark.
E: They always think about their safety as international students.
N: 80% of international students feel scared after 9:00pm. The time of getting dark is more dangerous than daytime. Some of international students answered that the time when they feel scared is around 2:00am.
E: I can’t believe it. Why they don’t feel scared until around 2:00am.
N: They may be familiar with the environment in Hawaii.
E: That’s dangerous.
N: Yes, I think so. Regarding safety, it is important for us to get used to new environment, However when they get used to environment, people tend to become careless. It’s serious. So keep in mind that we always need to pay attention to our safety.
E: Will you explain how they respond when they feel scared?
N: Many students said that they walk faster when they feel scared, and other students said that they call friends, escape to the crowd, and ask people to help. I think Miho finished the interview right now. Let’s call her to hear the result! Miho-
E: Can you hear me?
M: Yes, Good morning, Eunyoung and Natsumi-. I’m Miho. I’m now parking lot behind the cafeteria. There are almost no people here. It may be dangerous but I can see beautiful Diamond Head and sea. Anyway, I interviewed 5 international students about security and safety for them. My first question was where they live. 2 people stay with host family, and 3 people stay at condominium. Then I asked these people how they protect themselves. One of them, who live in the condominium, even though the building is secured, locks her door with extra lock and she looks around when she goes into her room. Likewise, even living with host family, she makes sure that all doors and windows are locked when she goes outside. The second question, what they always do to protect themselves. They answered she holds her bag opposite side from street, he walks with stern face. Other answer was to hold the cell phone and so on. Lastly, I asked they feel Hawaii is safe or not. They all answered Hawaii is not safe especially night. Through this interview, I learned that international students are caring their safety and they protect themselves somehow. Eunyoung, Natsumi- How do you protect yourself?
E: Thank you, Miho. Well, actually I don’t go out often alone at night time. This is one of the ways of protecting myself.
N: In my case, I always stay in group during night time, and when I feel scared, I walk faster.
E: There are many ways to protect themselves, in general. How about in school?
N: In KCC, there are some security guardsmen for students’ safety, so students can get help from them. KCC is pretty much safe than UH manoa because scale of the school is smaller.
E: Ok, I think now, Miho can get Ilima building. Let’s call her. Miho-! Where are you?
N: Can you hear me?
M: Hello, I’m now in front of the security office Ilima building room204. Here is the place for security guardsmen to be stationed. I think no one’s there. I wanted to ask one of them, though… They are now patrolling around the school. During summer, there are two people stationed at KCC. They wear brown shirts. If you want to contact with security people, please call 734-9900. Because they are patrolling, they were not here. Eunyoung, Natsumi, that’s all for my report.
E: Thank you for your report, Miho. Let me remind the phone number and the building. The phone number is 734-9900 and the location is Ilima 204. You should remember this number for your safety in KCC.
N: Also, you need to keep in mind these things. First, you should stay in group. Second, you should walk fast. Third, you should take self-defense workshop. Lastly, you should show your confidence whey you are walking alone.
E: Yes, I think these are the most important things for our safety in both outside and inside of the school. Today’s topic was security and safety for international students. Thank you for watching ESOL197 internet news. The field reporter was Miho Yamanouchi. I was Eunyoung Park.
N: I was Natsumi Shishido. See you next time.N&E: Good bye.
© KCC - ESOL 197-0 Students, Summer 2005