In episode 30 of the EdTech TV Podcast I share 5 Personal Safety Apps to share with your students, friends and co-workers. I also discuss Blab.im as the latest in shared video chat.
Personal Safety Apps
Personal safety is a big issue for everybody these days, and a lot of people aren’t aware that your phone can be used to help keep you and your students safe. Whether it’s walking home from school, getting across a dark parking lot, or making sure that a blind date is comfortable, there are apps out there to help you stay at ease.
1) React Mobile
React Mobile lets your selected contacts keep track of you when you’re moving from place to place or to signal an emergency which will be sent out to contacts and/or the authorities.
2) Circle of 6
Designed with preventing sexual assaults in mind. Circle of 6 lets you quickly reach out to your closest friends when you need help.
The most simple app – just hold the button on screen until you are safe.
For leaving your phone at home while you go out for a run or other activity.
Kitestring is an SMS service that doesn’t rely on iOS or Android. It can even be used on an “old fashioned” flip phone. It will send you text messages at determined intervals to make sure you are OK.