3 Safety Apps for Women

Put a safety app on your smartphone and learn how to use it!


Positioned as personal safety app for college students, OnWatch allows you to easily alert friends and emergency responders like 911 and campus police when you need to. It also allows you to send time based alerts, for example if you do not reach home safely in an hour. You can easily inform your friends when you are safe with your GPS location. Winner of the U.S. Government’s Apps Against Abuse Challenge. Offers free 90 day trial subscription to students with .edu email address, 30 day free trial for others.

Download for Android: http://goo.gl/TCBo4

Download for iPhone: http://goo.gl/DFYK1

Circle of 6

This app lets you add 6 friends who will be informed when you need it. CircleOf6 app when used will send a predecided SMS to your friends with your GPS location and a ‘Come and Get Me’ message. You can also send a call me message, should you need a call back phone call to get out. You can also program it to call select national hotlines or local emergency numbers. This app was also the winner of the White House Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge. Free to use.

Download for Android: http://goo.gl/4ZEEa

Download for iPhone: http://goo.gl/t0oSI


This is a premium paid service for women desiring extra security. Once you subscribe to StreetSafe for $20/mo ($150/yr) plan, tap the StreetSafe app and their personal safety advisor will provide instant help and can provide ‘Walk with me’ support to help you reach safety, and can notify 911 and the police (with your photos, age, height etc.) if the situation seems potentially violent or unsafe.

Download for Android: http://goo.gl/lwaVM

Download for iPhone: http://goo.gl/62FVU