Circle of 6 App to Prevent Sexual Violence before it happens.

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*I actually saw this on the news and i thought this should be shared here, since a lot of us here on dealpl.us has a broad age group from teenagers, college students, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and so on.

                                               
The following is the description of the app (Copied from App Store):

"Winner of the 2011 White House “Apps Against Abuse” Technology Challenge
By: ISIS, Inc. and The Line Campaign, Inc.
Featured in Cosmopolitan, the New York Daily News, MTV, Marie Claire, Cult of Mac and The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Vice President Joe Biden says, “Thanks to the creativity and vision of these developers, young people now have a new line of defense against violence in their lives.”

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.

Our team:
Deb Levine, ISIS, Inc.
Nancy Schwartzman, The Line Campaign, Inc.
Thomas Cabus, Designer
Christine Corbett Moran, Developer

Link to APP from Apple store, its Free

I could not find any development information for  Android or Blackberry but i read somewhere, it is in the works.
MrBklynW (rep: 405k) posted Apr 05, 2012
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EzzyLovesToSave
Thank you, MrB!:)...this is a subject near and dear to my heart...
EzzyLovesToSave (rep: 294k) posted Apr 05, 2012
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MrBklynW
your welcome, i saw this on the news and i was like wow, that is an amazing app. I'm glad i can share it here and spread the word about it. It is also dear to my hear since there are so many females in the house and i am always worried.
MrBklynW (rep: 405k) posted Apr 05, 2012
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FibroMom
Thank you for bringing this to our attention! This is an Awesome Idea and I will pass on the info to family and friends! I learn about SO many things that I didn't even know existed here on DP... Yet ANOTHER Reason WHY I LOVE it Here! :)
FibroMom (rep: 170k) posted Apr 05, 2012
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encorez
a little piece of lead, going very fast can fix this problem.
I have 3 girls, and ............nuff said.
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Apr 05, 2012
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encorez
and thanks I will put it on my two older girls iPhones..
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Apr 05, 2012
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EzzyLovesToSave
Hey, rez!...ya mean you let Smith and Wesson do your talkin'?:)
EzzyLovesToSave (rep: 294k) posted Apr 05, 2012
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encorez
^ I have a shotgun and a shovel.....lol
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Apr 05, 2012
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catchersmom
I would love this for all phones
catchersmom (rep: 19.5k) posted Apr 05, 2012
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shimisi
Helpful info to pass along. Thanks. Good of them to make it free.
shimisi (rep: 57.2k) posted Apr 06, 2012
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arsiel
This is really cool! I'm glad I looked back to find this gem. Now all I need is an iPhone. :s
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Apr 12, 2012
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