Circle of 6
Circle of 6 is a free app for IPhone and Android which enables users to quickly connect with trusted friends using pre-programmed SMS messages. Users can discretely request a phone call to interrupt a situation or ride from a friend, alert people in their circle that they have concerns about being in an unhealthy relationship, and connect directly with national and local hotlines. Circle of 6 U further enables the app to be customized to include local and campus resources and information.
|History||Winner of the White House/HHS Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge in 2011, Circle of 6 was designed as an app to help prevent sexual assault and relationship violence specifically with college students in mind.|
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|Cost||Downloading Circle of 6 is free Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on purchasing the Circle Of 6 U Basic Package and additional Data Package.|
|Where used||Williams College, UCLA|
The ASPIRE News App
Abusers commonly monitor cell phone and computer usage by their partners. The ASPIRE News app is designed to give victims of relationship violence discrete access to information and resources without putting themselves at risk. The app functions as a normal current events application, collecting and relaying summaries of top stories, while the Help Section provides access to resources and information about relationship violence.
|History||The APSIRE App is part of The ASPIRE Initiative by When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation which “creates and advances programs that help women and children, especially those affected by domestic violence, live healthy, safe and joy-filled lives” (When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation).|
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|Where used||Not applicable|
|History||The LiveSafe technology, that includes a mobile app for students and Command Dashboard for safety officials, has been in development for a couple of years, and it was launched on college campuses starting in fall 2013. It was started by a group of individuals who care deeply about making the world a safer place. Among them, Founder Shy Pahlevani, was the victim of a mugging and co-founder and Chief Evangelist, Kristina Anderson, is a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting. They used these personal experiences as the foundation for their motivation behind starting and growing LiveSafe. And while still a fairly young organization, the LiveSafe leadership team made sure it has the financial backing to be able to continue to invest in its best-in-class technology, people, and support for universities.|
|Implementation & Resources||LiveSafe is a mobile-safety technology that allows colleges and universities to connect to their community on safety- and security-related issues via discreet and effective two-way communication. Through a smartphone app, students can report safety concerns to safety officials who monitor and respond via the real-time, web-based LiveSafe Command Dashboard. Individuals share information with friends and safety officials about sexual assault, mental health issues, and violence — preventing incidents before they occur. Students can download LiveSafe for free from the Google Play or Apple App stores and start using SafeWalk, a tool to let students virtually look out for each other on a walk home, to the library, or somewhere more risky.|
|Cost||LiveSafe is offered to colleges and universities at special higher-education pricing based on the number of full-time students.|
|Where used||LiveSafe is growing quickly and is now used on campuses of all sizes, public and private, across 19 states.|