(BLOOMINGTON) – Indiana University is pushing a new safety app designed to keep students, staff, and faculty safe.
Only IU students, faculty and staff can join the app but students can choose to include their parents in one of its features.
“So the safe walk timer allows you to select a guardian, anyone in your contacts list, so, your guardian doesn’t have to be someone with the app,” explained Kate Dorrity Assistant Director, IU Emergency Management and Continuity. “That person will receive a text letting them know you’re headed somewhere and when to check in with you to make sure you’re safe.
The app also allows you to call IU police, 911 and other important numbers or text for help.
“If you select the go anonymous you can send a text to our police department anonymously,” said Dorrity. “It has been requested time and time again that students faculty and staff want access to public safety information at their fingertips and that’s what this is.”
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