APP Resources

Kitestring
Information available at: https://www.kitestring.io/
Kitestring does not require a smartphone.
Cost: Free
Purpose: This is a personal safety device. You ask Kitestring to check in on you at a pre-selected time – Kitestring will text you to make sure you are safe. To check in with the device you can respond to the text message or check in on the website. If you do not check in, Kitestring will alert the emergency contacts that you set up ahead of time.

B Safe You
Available for both iPhones and Androids.
Information available at: http://getbsafe.com/
Cost: Free
Purpose: It is a personal safety app that is designed to keep you and your friends safer, 24/7/365. Features include social personal safety network, Fake Call, a check in mode that will set off an alarm if you do not check in by the scheduled time, and an alert system if you are ever in danger, along with other features.
This is not a substitute for law enforcement or emergency services.

Circle of 6
Available for both iPhones and Androids.
Information available at: https://www.circleof6app.com/
Cost: Free
Purpose: This is a personal safety app.
This is not a substitute for law enforcement or emergency services.

Companion
Available for both iPhones and Androids.
Information available at: http://www.companionapp.io/
Cost: Free
Purpose: This app lets you select individuals to keep an eye on you when you’re on the move, it also allows you to report areas that make you feel uneasy. Once you begin your trip from point A to point B the app will check in on you if you start running, don’t make it to your destination at a pre-determined time, have your headphones yanked out of your phone, or if your phone falls on the ground and if you do not respond within 15 seconds then the app will alert the pre-selected companions.
This is not a substitute for law enforcement or emergency services.

SafeTrek
Available for both iPhones and Androids.
Information available at: https://www.safetrekapp.com/
Cost: Free for a 30 day trial. $2.99 for a month or $29.99 for a year.
Purpose: This is a personal safety app.
This is not a substitute for law enforcement or emergency services.

Tech Safety
Available for both iPhones and Androids.
Information available at: http://techsafetyapp.org/
Cost: Free
Purpose: This app explores six categories: harassment, impersonation, cellphone safety, device safety, location safety, and online safety. Under each category, more information is provided with specific explanations on what someone can do if they are being harassed as well as privacy tips that can be used to increase privacy and security. The Tech Safety App also includes additional resources on documenting abuse, talking with an advocate, contacting police, getting an attorney, and where to call for help.
This is not a substitute for law enforcement, emergency services, or legal services.

One Love My Plan
Available for both iPhones and Androids.
Information available at: http://www.joinonelove.org/my_plan_app
Cost: Free
Purpose: The app helps women and their friends to determine if a relationship is unsafe and create an action plan to leave safely. The app is based on research with women and created specifically for college-age women to help them learn about healthy relationships. The app will also help you find personalized information and resources.
This is not a substitute for law enforcement, emergency services, or legal services.

iMatter
Available for both iPhones and Androids.
Information available at: https://doncare.org.au/imatter-app
Cost: Free
Purpose: The app aims to build resilience, to educate about disrespect and intimate partner violence and to promote conversations among young people about healthy relationship behavior. The app allows users can share content, save content to their phone and learn how to recognize and address controlling/abusive behavior and gender inequality, as well as support others who are experiencing violence.

BoosterBuddy
Available for both iPhones and Androids.
Information available at: http://www.viha.ca/cyf_mental_health/boosterbuddy
Cost: Free
Purpose: To help young people improve their mental health. Manage your personal wellness journey and earn achievements as your sidekick guides you through a series of daily quests designed to establish and sustain positive habits.
This is not a substitute for receiving help and guidance from a mental health professional.