This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wearsafe. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It’s so hard being a Mom. It’s not the little things, not the messes, the teen years, the exhaustion. It’s not the tears of joy, pain or worry. It’s saying goodbye. It’s that after all of your hard work, after pouring everything you had into these people who’ve stolen your heart, that if you did everything right, they go away. I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s how I felt when my daughter first left for college. It’s how I feel this year as I send my oldest son off to college. How is it that having a child both fills and breaks your heart?
I’m thrilled that my kids are going off to pursue their dreams. That’s what I’ve always wanted for them, but I’m like most mom’s. I worry. I worry a lot. I actually told my husband to look both ways when he crossed the street the other day. (Insert eye roll here.) So, I’m that person who needs some reassurances, probably in any decade, but especially lately.
So, I gave my daughter the Wearsafe Tag. It’s a small wearable tag that uses their phone to alert friends and family to a distress situation by sending them audio from the scene. It also starts a live chat room where they can coordinate a response or call 911. It does all of that while keeping the phone—their lifeline—out of sight.
With the Wearsafe Tag you can get GPS information and it will recognize if you are traveling or stationary. It also records audio. Just a push of the button sends an audio file of 60 seconds. That’s so important because being able to hear what is going on helps gives context to the situation.
There’s also a group chat. Everyone who is added to the selected network are in group chat to create a virtual situation room. You can set it up to connects people who may not be connected on a daily basis. You can also connect as a team to address how to help the person in distress and assess the situation.
I replaced my daughter’s name with “YOUR DAUGHTER”, so don’t think you’ll see that notification just that way, unless she programs her name in as “YOUR DAUGHTER”. LOL! Also, her photo will be clear, but I blurred this one a bit for privacy. Unless she took a really blurry photo of herself. In this day of selfies, that’s unlikely. Right?!
The Wearsafe app is compatible with both iPhones and Androids. It is only $5 a month, with a monthly subscription (no commitments) and comes with a FREE device/tag. This is the only product to offer audio, GPS and group chat.
I say, if they’re headed back to campus (or anywhere) it’s super important to remind them of basic safety. You hope for the very best for them, but it’s really nice to know they’ve things that can help them stay as safe as possible if some concerning situation happens. Balancing personal safety and independence means encouraging them to achieve their dreams, but reminding them to use their best judgement, consider their surroundings and stay connected.