5 Useful Apps for Safety

by Caroline Wong

Hannah Graham, a second year student at the University of Virginia has been missing as of September 13. Today, suspect Jesse Matthew, Jr. appeared in court and was questioned regarding Graham’s abduction. Her disappearance has had a huge impact within the Charlottesville area and has even resulted in a nationwide search. In hopes of preventing another unfortunate event like this from happening, five personal safety apps for iOS and Android have been specially recognized.

Watch Over Me, bSafe, React Mobile, Stay Safe and On Watch are apps with no or minimal monthly subscription fees that have features which include abilities to send SOS alerts to designated contacts, pre-set speed dials of emergency numbers, such as the local police, and permission for assigned contacts to track your current location. Below is a link with further descriptions of features for these five useful apps.