It’s tough to admit, but sometimes the world isn’t so safe for women. Whether you’re simply traveling alone or going out with a group of gals on Friday night, sometimes things don’t feel so safe. But thanks to modern tech, women can use these apps to ensure their safety is within an arms reach.
Check out the five best safety apps below, and make sure to share it with all the women in your life.
For the woman who is constantly on the move, SafetiPin is your new best friend. This app allows you to scope out safe areas by providing safety scores based on research, ratings, and statistics. Plus, it sends you alerts about any safety concerns in your area along with the necessary precautions to take.
Listed as one of CNN’s top safety apps, Hollaback! tackles street harassment head on. Users upload photos of harassers they encounter – from catcallers to individuals with groping hands – then they submit their story to be recorded and mapped on ihollaback.org. The goal is to end street harassment across the board.
SOS – Stay Safe!
A woman can protect herself against acts of violence with this app. If ever you find yourself in a dangerous situation, just press the power button of your phone three times and an alert will be sent with your battery level and location to a preselected list of emergency contacts. You can even pay to upgrade the app and it’ll send a one-minute audio recording of your situation.
Circle of 6
Created by four developers with backgrounds in sexual violence prevention, mobile technology, graphic design, and healthy relationship building, Circle of 6 is a simple alert app designed for college and high school students. Two taps are all it takes to send your location and predetermined emergency texts to your selected contacts.
This app is simple yet effective. With one press of a button, a loud woman’s scream begins to play to hopefully scare your perpetrator away.