Safety Apps For Students Who Feel Unsafe While Walking Alone

August 23, 2018

With school back in session and the reality of the modern era is that our kids aren't as safe as we want them to be, especially when they are waking to and from class, the library or a friend’s house by themselves, it can add anxiety to know if your loved one is safe.  Fortunately there are many safety apps that are free and available to download into their phones. One of the most popular safety apps is called Circle of 6 [DOWNLOAD THE APP HERE].  It allows you to share your location with up to six people with just two taps. It can pin your location on a map if you encounter trouble, while the phone icon indicates you need one of them to call you. It currently is available for Apple (iOS) only.  Another app is called bSafe [DOWNLOAD FOR APPLE (iOS) HERE] [DOWNLOAD FOR ANDROID HERE]. You can ask a friend to watch a map as you walk/head home, send a signal if you’re in danger to contacts you list in the app at which time the phone's camera begins to stream live video to your contacts (called Guardians) if you feel unsafe. It has a voice-activated alarm if you can’t reach your phone and you can send your exact location to someone. If your child has a basic phone that doesn't support apps, you can use Kitestring [SIGN UP FOR THE SERVICE HERE], which is a text service that checks up on you. You set a time when the service will text you to check in. If you don’t check in, Kitestring sends your emergency contacts a personalized alert message. From school students to college to the elderly, these apps can provide critical information in the event you feel threatened.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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