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Free smart phone app helps prevent sexual assault

Dating violence and sexual assault are widespread problems across the U.S., especially against young adults, but the Circle of 6 U app is trying to change that with GPS technology and anti-violence resources.

Circle of 6 U, a White House “Apps Against Abuse” Technology challenge winner, is a free app designed to prevent sexual violence. When a person is in a potentially dangerous situation, the app automatically sends a designated circle of six a pre-programmed SMS alert message with your exact location.  It’s quick. It’s discreet. Two taps on your phone is all it takes.

How to get it: 

  • Go to the Itunes or Android Store and download Circle of 6 U.
  • Once you do, open the app and an option will appear for you to add one number that is not already in your contacts. Most people add a 24 hour emergency hotline number just in case they need it.

For more information, go to https://www.circleof6app.com/#_school or contact Tommy Thomason, UHD Title IX Officer at ThomasonT@uhd.edu or 713-221-8056.

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