Feeling harassed at work or on the street? This new iPhone app could help

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  • New app 'Not Your Baby' gives women one-liners to deal with sexual harassment

    Many of us encounter sexual harassment on a regular basis, whether it be at work or when we’re on the receiving end of comments walking down the street, and now a new iPhone app has been launched to help women deal with such awkward or frightening situations.

    The ‘Not Your Baby’ app instructs users to enter information about the harassment, including the setting and identity.

    For example, if the incident takes place in work the app tells you to ‘get a trusted person outside of the workplace to call you every so often and check to see how you’re doing.’

    Developer Andrea Gunraj, who is based in Toronto, says: ‘A lot of people said they had a hard time thinking of responses [to harassment] in the moment.’

    She hopes the app will not only prevent instances of harassment ‘before they happen, but also during and after they happen.’

    It is currently available for free in the iTunes store, for use on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

    Do you think this app will make any difference to receivers of sexual harassment? Will you download the app? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.


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