I’m not going to lie… I have always been a worry wart. Okay… I wouldn’t say I have always been a worry wart, but my fear of the unknown and stranger danger began when I was in the second grade.

I was just shy of 8 years old and I was playing alone at a park near my family home when two teenage boys who should have been delivering what I assumed were newspapers, pulled out a garbage bag and started approaching me in the park. I remember the intense fear that overcame me as they approached. Something just didn’t feel right. I was playing near the slide at the time and bailed it out of the park. When I arrived home, I ran straight for my room, tears and all. Looked out my bedroom window to find the boys were gone. To this day I still can’t help but wonder what their intentions were. If they had any at all, but I’m glad I trusted my instincts.

Many years later – when I was a senior in high school – my best friend and I ventured out for our evening walk. This walk found us at a local recreation center enjoying a hot chocolate and some girly-gab. Upon leaving the recreation center we were approached by a male in his 20’s. He had many questions for us and seemed quite nervous. Not to mention I saw him playing with something in his coat pockets. This guy wouldn’t let up, so I wound up lying and  telling him that we were on our way to my boyfriend’s house… to which he replied he would walk us there. This was when I began to sweat. Something wasn’t right and I knew we needed to get help, so I located an elder man leaving his house across the road and bailed it over to him. Leaving my friend with said stranger. Thankfully she eventually caught my lead and followed. It was while we were explaining the situation to the elderly man that a car pulled up. One male sitting in the front driver seat and one in the back. The stranger got into the back of the vehicle, and vehicle sped away very quickly. This is another situation I am glad ended well, as it could have been the exact opposite.

To this day I still am very alert of my surroundings. You just never know who you might encounter while out and about, and what the intentions of strangers are. It’s a sad reality, but true. You just never know. This is why I am happy to see safety apps like React Mobile have been developed.

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React Mobile  helps you turn your smartphone into a powerful lifeline.

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The app has a “Follow Me” feature, that let’s your self selected contacts track your whereabouts in real-time whenever you’re concerned for your safety.

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The “Follow Me” feature is perfect for individuals who enjoy running or walking alone early in the morning or late at night, keeping track of kids, or meeting a client for the first time.

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Simply touch the “I’m Safe” button to let your contacts know when you have arrived at your destination safely.

In an emergency, press the SOS shield on the app to send out a panic alert containing a link to your GPS location to select emergency contacts via text message and email, which can optionally be posted to Facebook and Twitter.

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Once the SOS alert is activated, you’re automatically prompted to dial 911.

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If for some unfortunate reason you are unable to dial 911 (you are attacked), at least your followers will be able to track your whereabouts should you go missing.

So as you can see by reading this post, the React Mobile app turns your smartphone into a powerful safety tool and also allows users to report incidents and criminal activity

React Mobile is like other safety apps, in that you hope you never have to use it. However at this day in age I think it is important that individuals with an iPhone or Android download this app to their smartphone. You just never know when it could come in handy. The peace of mind that this app provides is enough reason to download the React Mobile app alone.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are those of my own.

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