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This App Could Actually Help Prevent Rape And Sexual Assault

Walking home might seem like a simple thing, but for many women who have wandered off alone only to find themselves in a truly horrible situation, they're unfortunate proof that this isn't always the case.

If you've ever felt nervous while making it back to your apartment solo circa 3 am on a Saturday, or even just after a long day (now night) at the office, then this app is something you should download ASAP.

Thanks to Kitestring, a new web-based service for women, you can program your phone to know when something's wrong -- without even entering in your iPhone passcode or making a call — and alert your friends to check up on you.

The app allows you to enter in information about where you're going, and when you're expected to arrive.

Women can set up check-ins, where you'll receive a notification making sure you've made it to your destination without a hitch.

If you don't respond to your phone in the amount of time you've allotted or tell the program that you've successfully made it home, it will automatically send a custom-created message to the emergency contacts you chose on that particular night.

The program seems like an interactive and responsive feature that will help women who are in trouble have someone at least know they might be in a bad situation.

If you make it to your destination early or change your mind, you can easily cancel the alert. But if the worst occurs and you're prevented from calling for help, your phone lets others know that you need to be checked up on.

If this new app makes good on its mission and helps in preventing sexual assault or rape, then every woman should equip herself with this program.

H/T: Elle, Photo Courtesy: Luca Lorenzelli/ 500px