Emergency safety apps: which one is right for me? Part III

How to choose an emergency safety apps and incorporate it into a safety plan With so many different apps, and the fact that some of them duplicate what you can already do with your phone, how do you decide if you need an app, and if so, which one to choose? Below are more [...]

By |2018-01-12T10:09:00+00:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Tech Safety Resources|Tags: , , , |

Emergency safety apps: which one is right for me? Part II

Apps that notify emergency responders How it works Another type of emergency safety app will notify a call centre, who will then contact 000 on your behalf if you have an emergency. Often called ‘personal safety alarms,’ these services can come as a mobile app, an app that you download onto a smartphone, or [...]

By |2018-01-12T10:31:54+00:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Tech Safety Resources|Tags: , , , |

Emergency safety apps: which one is right for me? Part I

There are many emergency safety apps for smartphones and wearable devices (sometimes also called personal safety alarms) available for victims of abuse. They generally fall into two categories: (1) services that notify a select group of individuals that you have an emergency, and (2) services that notify emergency responders that you need help. Because [...]

By |2018-01-12T10:27:55+00:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Tech Safety Resources|Tags: , , , |

New Uber Safety Guide Launched

WESNET is pleased to collaborate with Uber on a new Australian version of the Uber Safety Guide. The guide was launched by Uber's Head of Safety Communications, Asia Pacific, Jasmeet Kaur at WESNET's 2nd Annual Technology Safety Summit that was held in Melbourne on 26-27 October 2017 in Melbourne. The Uber Safety Guide provides information [...]

By |2017-11-24T17:14:01+00:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Tech Safety Resources|Tags: , , , |

So, you wanna build an app?

In the last few years, there has been increased interest in how technology can be used to assist survivors of abuse. With this interest, we have seen a flood of mobile apps and devices that can help survivors call for help, let selected friends know that they may need help, find resources and information on [...]