Safety first with the Circle of 6 App

There are zillion apps in the markets these days, everything is about an app, an app to find Pizza, to find friends, and now an app that has really been profound in creating safety of users. Say Hello, to Tech 4 Good, Inc.s app Circle of 6.

Circle of 6 - prevents violence before it happens
Circle of 6 – prevents violence before it happens

The website describes Circle of 6 as ‘a project of Tech 4 Good, Inc; a start-up non-profit dedicated to violence prevention in vulnerable populations through the use of mobile technology and harm-reduction education principles’. The company has seen a striking hike in downloads of the app since the violent crime cases coming forth in India. This App helps you stay safe and secure no matter where you are. Circle of 6 was co-created in 2011 by The Line Campaign, Inc. and ISIS, Inc. two non-profits dedicated to creating healthier communities. And that’s what you will get if you use it.

How it works:
This app requires no rocket science, once you’ve downloaded into your Android or iOS phone, simple add six reliable friends into a circle. Once that has been accomplished, when in need you have 4 options to choose from, these appear in the form of icons on the display which you simple need to tap.

  1. CAR ICON: COME GET ME – A pre-typed SMS message is ready to be sent to your friends that reads “Come and get me. I need help getting home safely.” It will send a map using GPS to show your circle exactly where you are. And any of your circle mates can come and pick you up.
  2. PHONE ICON: CALL ME – Another SMS that reads; “Call and pretend you need me. I need an interruption.” Is sent when tapped on this icon. This is a great way to get out of a tacky situation like being stuck on a boring date, or in any way needing a legitimate appearing escape.
  3. CHAT ICON: I NEED SOME ADVICE – An SMS message will be ready to send that reads: “I’m looking up information about healthy relationships and respect. Just letting you know.” Links such as loveisrespect.org and whereisyourline.org will be available. This keeps your circle informed of what’s on your mind, but doesn’t ask for immediate action. In particular this feature is to help you in figuring out if there may be danger lurking around.
  4. EXCLAMATION POINT – This is the peak of emergencies, which will help you connect directly to a national helpline. These are Pre-programmed national hotlines and the user can also customize by adding a local number.

Circle of 6 Anti-Violence App – winner of HHS/White House Challenge:

This app is great for youth safety or safety of anyone who’s out and about with their regular chores. In the crime filled world that we’re residing in, it’s incredibly difficult to find safe ways to get out of tricky situations. The circle of 6 is a simple yet effective app to keep you safe from harm by simply keeping 6 people in the groove of what’s happening.

Download this app for your Android and iOS device.