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October 19, 2015 09:00 ET

React Mobile and Take Back the Night Partner to End Sexual Assault and Violence Against Women

Organizations Join Forces to Provide App Enabled Panic Button to Call for Help in an Emergency

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Oct 19, 2015) - React Mobile, a leader in personal safety, today announced a strategic partnership with Take Back the Night, a charitable foundation seeking to end all forms of sexual violence, to provide college students with a React Sidekick Bluetooth panic button to help enhance their safety and prevent dating and domestic violence. Take Back the Night founder and national expert on student safety and technology Katie Koestner will be presenting to fraternity and sorority members at Villanova University Monday, October 19th at 8pm. She will be sharing her personal story about sexual assault and discussing how we can work together to end sexual violence. There will be an information session immediately following the event to learn more about the Sidekick initiative and how to get involved with fundraising opportunities to be held at the Campus Corner restaurant.

The React Sidekick is a personal panic button that can be used to quickly and remotely activate a widespread emergency alert without the need to find, unlock and dial from a phone that may be out of reach. The React Sidekick pairs with the free React Mobile safety app to provide peace of mind and is the fastest way to reach a wide network when it matters most.

"We need to feel strong and confident as women, no matter what we are wearing or where we are going," said Koestner. "We are fortunate to have technological options to help us in emergencies."

Koestner travels the country speaking to college students, Greeks, Athletes and High School kids on the topics of dating violence, healthy relationships, personal safety, sexual assault and rape. Her real-life story began with a short term dating relationship that quickly turned into a source of loss of trust, hurt and nightmares. Koestner shares a personal message of courage and important information about risk reduction and bystander activism. She is empowering and inspiring to both men and women.

React Mobile is dedicated to supporting safety and awareness education and has committed to supporting the educational initiatives of Take Back the Night Foundation, such as "Respect My Red." "We are trying to give today's students both awareness and technology to increase the safety of our campuses," says Robb Monkman, CEO, React Mobile. "I know how I felt when I was robbed at gunpoint in college, and no one should ever feel helpless. I set out to change that."

The React Mobile safety app is completely free to download and is a simple yet powerful way to enhance personal safety. Users can easily activate React Mobile's "Follow-Me" location sharing service and rest assured that people in their emergency network are tracking their whereabouts in real-time whenever they're concerned about safety. When the Sidekick is activated, friends and family will receive a "Help Me" alert text message and email that includes a link to the users' GPS location. Users can also choose to automatically post their alerts to Facebook and Twitter to let an even wider network of contacts know where they are and that they need help.

React Sidekick Product Specs:
47mm x 31mm x 15 mm
0-100 FT range
Water Resistant
1+ Year Battery Life
Powered by the React Mobile Safety App
Compatible Devices:
iPhone: 4S and newer
Android: Must support LE Bluetooth 4.0

Pricing/Availability- The React Mobile smartphone app is available for free to download via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon App Store. The React Sidekick personal panic button, currently priced at $79.99, is available at a 10% discount when you use the promo code: tbntreact. Visit www.reactmobile.com

About Take Back the Night
Take Back the Night's mission as a charitable 501(c) 3 Foundation is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. The organization seeks to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. You can learn more at www.takebackthenight.org

About React Mobile
React Mobile is a simple yet powerful safety solution that is transforming the way people call for help in emergencies. The React Sidekick is a low energy Bluetooth (4.0) Smart panic button that pairs with the free React Mobile safety app so that users can quickly send out a widespread emergency alert via email, text and social media without having to access and unlock their phone. The React Mobile safety system is the fastest way to reach a wide network of family and friends when it matters most. You can learn more at www.reactmobile.com

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