Walkalone lets your contacts know you're in danger, you're scared or you don't feel safe and it provides your location.
Walkalone is a unique personal safety service provided by You ID Me Platinum.
Walkalone puts a simple yet powerful emergency alert button in the centre of your phone screen to use if ever you're in danger, scared or need urgent help.
The button triggers alerts to your registered emergency contacts and shows them your location using Google Maps.
Walkalone can be used by anyone that carries a phone. It's designed in case they:
Who is Walkalone for?
The Walkalone personal safety tool is for anyone that carries a mobile phone; women and girls, men and boys, of any age. The original idea for Walkalone was for the creation of a tool to help keep lone females safe. It was triggered by the horrific abduction and murder case of Sarah Everard in March 2021 by off duty Met Police Officer Wayne Couzins - interest and use of Walkalone is divided across gender and all ages, highlighting the need for a personal safety alert tool.
How does Walkalone work?
Is Walkalone accurate?
Does Walkalone work everywhere?
Testing has been carried out across the UK. Due to SMS restrictions in other parts of the world it's strongly advised to that users check first to see if your / your emergency contacts' mobile phones have been registered in any country outside of the UK.
It's imperative that users test the Walkalone tool as soon as it is made live on your profile to satisfy yourself that the service works with your mobile network and the mobile network of your emergency contacts.
What is the cost of Walkalone?
Walkalone is included with non-duiscounted Platinum Plan memberships when paid by monthly or annual direct debit.
Until December 2022, existing Platinum Plan members can add Walkalone to their plan at the discounted price of £23.88/year.
Start here to get Walkalone.
Example: How this saves money for existing members?
If a member has taken up a discounted Platinum Plan at £12/year later adds Walkalone to their plan for £23.88.00 they still save £24 on the full price of Platinum Plan.
I'm excited to announce that we've instructed our developers to move forward with Walkalone v1.0. It's a new service that will help protect women, and men, and children that become vulnerable whilst alone without support.
The development of the application has been catalyzed by the recent tragic case of Sarah Everard who was abducted and murdered by off-duty police officer Wayne Couzens, whilst she was walking home alone.
The service will allow users to 'arm' their mobile device and hit a button to discreetly send emergency alerts to selected contacts to let them know they're in danger, feel scared or unsafe. Importantly alerts will carry location data taken at the precise moment alerts are triggered.
Men are almost always the perpetrators in attacks on women. The statistics on attacks against women in the UK are appalling. Three women are killed by men in the UK every week.
In the year that ended March '20, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) calculated that some 4.9 million women had been victims of a sexual assault. This figure included around 1.4 million who had been raped or had faced an attempted rape. In total, 98.5% of the rapists were identified as men.
It's my firm belief that we shouldn't need to be providing women with tools or 'advice' to deal with the mistreatment, behavior and attacks that they encounter from men; the change should come from the men.
However until such a dramatic shift in the conscience and behavior of perpetrators takes place I think we should do whatever is necessary to protect the lives and health of potential victims.
Walkalone is just one small way that could help and , just like I said some years ago when I created You ID Me for my then twenty-two year old daughter,,, if it helps save the life of just one person that that will be worth all the effort.
Initially the service will be trialed by existing users of the You ID Me emergency ID and alert service.
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