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Tech tools to help women feel safer

It's unconscionable the level of fear women have in our society today. Here are some tools that may help them feel safer.


Kitestring checks up on you with a simple text message. Reply to the message to check in. If you don’t check in, Kitestring sends your emergency contacts a personalized alert message. And you don’t even need a smartphone. Get started below - it’s free. (Description courtesy of Kitestring)

Watch Over Me
A subscription service that notifies your contacts via text or social media if you haven't told it you're safe. Pricing is one month $3.99, three months $9.99, six months $14.99, and 12 months $23.99. The free version watches you for five minutes. Available for Android on Google Play and at the Apple App Store.

Circle of 6
Designed for college students, one chooses six friends one can alert for a ride, help, or in an emergency. Available for Android on Google Play and at the App Store. Free.

Red Panic Button
Sends the phone's location and an emergency alert to your contacts via e-mail, SMS (text) or Twitter and posts a message on your Facebook wall when you press the big red panic button. Available for Android on Google Play (app download is free - offers in-app purchases) and at the App Store $2.99.

Comes in business and personal versions. "StaySafe Personal safety tracker app is your personal guardian. The app notifies your emergency contacts by email or text message if you don't check-in safely after working, socialising or travelling alone, providing your exact GPS location so that help can find you quickly." (Description courtesy of StaySafe.) Available for Android on Google Play $6.99 and at the App Store £4.99 (that's 4.99 English pounds - about $9.11 at the time I wrote this).

If any of these help you, please let me know in the comments.

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