App of the Week: Circle of 6

February 16, 2015

As we continue our observance of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, PHWEEK is pleased to share Circle of 6.

This mobile application has earned national recognition as the winner of multiple technology challenges including the White House and Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge and the End Violence at Home Challenge coordinated by the Institute of Medicine and the Avon Foundation for Women.

Circle of 6 is an app that helps you can connect with friends to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens.

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 and discreet. Two taps on your iPhone is all it takes.

Here’s how it works:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. In critical situations, use Circle of 6 to call two pre-programmed national hotlines or a local emergency number of your choice.

Circle of 6 is more than a safety application; it’s a community and a state of mind. It fosters the formation of groups based on trust, and it connects users with organizations who have made violence prevention their mission.

Visit www.circleof6app.com to learn more about this mobile application and download it to your device today. 

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