Choose Your Circle

Circle of 6 is more than a safety App: it’s a community and a state of mind. It fosters the formation of groups based on trust and accountability and promotes a culture of care, where friends look out for one another and work together to eliminate violence in their communities. Ideally, all of your friends will be part of this culture whether or not you program them into our app. But how do you choose your Circle of 6? Here are some tips:

THINK: Take time when choosing which six friends to add to your Circle. You may be tempted to just add the people you see the most, but think carefully: who is likely to answer your text? Who keeps their phone on and next to their pillow all night, and who turns it off? Who has reliable transportation to pick you up if needed?

KEEP IT LOCAL: Make sure that most of your Circle lives close by so when you need them they’re just a short trip away.

TALK IT OVER: You should talk to the people who you want to add to make sure they understand the responsibilities involved. Check out our “how to help” page for tips and resources for the people in your Circle.

TRUST: Your Circle should be made up of those people you trust the most and who have proven themselves to be reliable friends.

REVISE: Remember, you can change who is in your Circle at any time with a few taps.