Circle of 6 was developed specifically for college students "to prevent sexual violence, we also know it’s handy for teenagers, parents, friends or all communities seeking to foster healthy relationships and safety." You get to pick automated response like: "Come and get me. I need help getting home safely,” and “Call and pretend you need me. I need an interruption.”
The Hollaback! app gives users the opportunity to instantly report street harassment incidents and even add an image of the incident.
Guardly allows users to send one-way alerts to their contacts in the event of an emergency. College students are advised to sign up using their school email address. Upon registration, Guardly connects students with campus police if they set off an emergency alert on campus.
The Watch Over Me app, although only available in New York City, London, Leeds, Melbourne, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, will alert you when you are entering a high crime area so that you're more aware of your surroundings.
This app provides "a variety of features all in one, including an SOS button, location tracker and false calls so you can leave potentially threatening scenarios or bad dates early."
Going out with a friend or a stranger? Kitestring will be sure to check up to be sure you're safe. With this app, you text a specific time you think you'll be out and Kitestring will double back once that time has passed. If you don't respond, the app will send an alert to your contacts.
Uber can also act as a safety tool to help you feel safe. Once you schedule a car at your desired pick-up location, you have all the information for the car (license number, type of car and the name of the person driving).
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