There's an app for that.
Feeling in danger or unsafe? Notify your friends and family with a push of a button.
Last weekend, I attended a Startup Weekend focused on Black Male Achievement. The provocative question asked of the teams is if an app could have saved Trayvon Martin. The winning team created an app called Help Circle which was designed to notify a circle of your friends and family if you felt that you were in danger. I was not able to find a link to this app online because it was minimal viable product that was just put together last weekend, but I did find a couple of similar applications.
Circle of 6 is an app designed to keep college women safe by having 6 friends that they contact directly for a ride or advice.
Safe Circle is an android app created by the Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence. This app is like a date diary that you can use to send updates to a select group of friends while you are on your date.