It’s Women’s Week at GISetc in honor of International Women’s Day which was last Friday, March 8th.  This week we are sharing maps & apps that focus on women’s rights and safety. This week we’re sharing a special app, Circle of Six, that promotes women’s safety (and even uses GPS technology to boot!)

2-2e circle of 6“With Circle of 6 you have a new way to connect with your most trusted friends- to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens! It’s the mobile way to look out for your friends – on campus or when you’re out for the night.

Circle of 6 lets you choose six trusted friends to add to your circle. If you get into an uncomfortable or risky situation, use Circle of 6 to automatically send your circle a pre-programmed SMS alert message, with your exact location. It’s quick. It’s discreet. Two taps on your iPhone is all it takes.

Here’s how it works:

– You’re out late and you lose track of your friends. Use Circle of 6 to send your circle a “come and get me” message- with a map using GPS to show your precise location.

– You’re on a date that starts to get uncomfortable. You need a polite way to excuse yourself. Use Circle of 6 to alert your circle to call you and interrupt the situation.

– You’re seeing someone new, but you have some doubts about how things are going. Use Circle of 6 to access a wealth of online information about healthy relationships.

In critical situations, use Circle of 6 to call two pre-programmed national hotlines or a local emergency number of your choice.”

We live in a society addicted to technology. More smartphones are being used in the classroom and in our offices every day. To help you leverage the technology available to you, we explore, try and share links to apps that can help you and your students.

Every week we select a new app and share its description in our “Apps We Love” column. We do not endorse devices from any one company or receive any kind of compensation for these features. We just share links to apps that can help you teach, learn, work and grow.

App developed by The Line Campaign, Inc. © Tech for Good and available for sale at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/circleof6/id507735256?mt=8

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