Following the tragic news of Sarah Everard, there has been a wave of women taking to social media to voice their concerns and share tips on how to keep safe while out alone. One of the posts currently circulating on Instagram relates to an iPhone hack that alerts emergency services and contacts if you’re ever in danger. This hack will emit a loud siren if the lock button is pressed 5 times, while simultaneously sharing your location with your contacts and the authorities.
This tip, however, has sparked some questions as to its legitimacy. It has also driven general curiosity on other apps that may be useful for women who find themselves in dangerous/hostile situations.