Technology keeps women safe

They might call a friend, share their location on WhatsApp, or have their keys to hand - all strategies to stay secure. Sexual harassment against females has been under the spotlight for most of this year, with women across the UK turning to their own methods to feel better when they are out at night. So could technology play a role in making women feel safer on our streets?

Founder of the bSafe app for smartphones, Rich Larsen, believes his technology could help bring about prosecutions. It has an emergency alarm feature that is voice-activated. It then automatically starts live-streaming video and audio to chosen contacts and records everything that is happening.