‘Stop it!’ Japanese women turn to app to stop groping on trains

Digi Police enables victims of molesters to notify fellow passengers of harassment

Almost two decades after the introduction of women-only train carriages, female commuters in Japan are turning to technology to tackle molesters on packed rush-hour trains.

The Digi Police app enables victims of groping to activate a voice shouting “Stop it!” at ear-piercing volume or bring up a full-screen message reading, “There is a molester. Please help” that they can show to other passengers.

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‘Stop it!’ Japanese women turn to app to stop groping on trains