The truth is, you can never be too careful.
Freshman year of college I was getting back from the gym and parked my car on the front row. I looked out the driver’s side window and saw what I thought was a frat guy. He had on a backwards hat and a tan colored trench coat. It was around 10pm and I was tired, ready to get home after the long day.
I got out of the car and started walking towards my dorm. As I walked past the guy, I could tell it was not a frat guy. It was an older and disheveled man. As soon as I looked, he flashed me. But it didn’t stop there.
He started chasing me. I remember feeling a rush of fear, like I could barely hear anything, not even my scream. He grabbed my jacket and I fell. Luckily, two guys were walking my way, and they scared him off.
I later learned from the police that this guy had been stalking and raping women on campus.
Although it’s unfair, women have to take extra precautions. That’s why the app, Watch Over Me is so important. You simply set it to watch over you, then you can set emergency alerts when you fail to check in. This is especially helpful for say, college students, or world travelers. The app was co-founded by Chin Xin-Ci when traveling she was kidnapped and escaped out of a moving vehicle (read the story here, it’s incredible and she’s lucky to be alive.)
To trigger an emergency, you can simply shake your phone to trigger an emergency and it will alert you if you’re in a particularly dangerous area. This is especially important for when you’re traveling and are unaware of your surroundings.
I’m giving away 10 free Watch Over Me Accounts for free. Just leave a comment along with your email address. There is a free app (you can find it in the Apple store and on Android phones) and the premium account too which gives you more access and free text message alerts for a year.
This is not a sponsored post. I’m not being paid to
promote this. I think it’s an amazing product that women need to know
I wish I didn’t have a story like this to share, that’s why I think we all need to keep safety in mind.