On a Bad Date?

“Time to Leave” gives you a quick out. “Expect Me” alerts a friend if you don’t show up. “Angel Drink” lets a bartender know you want help to exit a situation. “Students have told us they really want a discreet way to take themselves out of a situation, or help a friend,” says Sharyn Potter, sociology professor at University of New Hampshire who helped develop the app uSafeUS with a team of students, designers and a retired state trooper. It’s one of several “Apps Against Abuse” developed in response to an Obama administration initiative; others include Circle of 6 and bSafe. usafeus.org, circleof6app.com, and getbsafe.com