Technology Apps to keep you safe

Helpful apps for victims of family violence

App Safety Centre Review of Domestic/Family Violence Safety Apps – an initiative of WESNET and ACCAN

This website lists and reviews Domestic/Family Violence Safety Apps so victim-survivors can make informed choices about which apps they choose to use, if any.  Daisy, Arc and Sunny (listed below) are all reviewed.  Access the App Safety Centre Review here.

The Daisy App from 1800RESPECT

Daisy is an app which connects women around Australia to services. Daisy can link you up with a service phone number, be used to search the internet and let you know what to expect when you contact a service.

Family members and friends can use Daisy to gather information and support a loved one’s decision making.  Access the Daisy website here.

Arc App from Safe+Equal

Arc is a free app that enable victim-survivors experiencing domestic or family violence to track details of abusive behaviour.  Users can upload photos, videos, audio and diary entries to create a record of what has happened, when it happened and how it made them feel.  The app is designed specifically “for people experiencing family violence, to help explain their situation to a friend, family member or a support service, to provide key information to police or in court and reduce the number of times they have to repeat their story”.  The app is created by Safe+Equal in Victoria.

Please click to download the Arc app:

Sunny App from 1800RESPECT

A personal safety and information app that supports all women with disability who have been impacted by sexual assault and/or domestic and family violence. It was developed for women with disability by women with disability and helps these women understand violence, know their rights and reach out for support.  Access the Sunny website here.

What The Family App by Drummond St Services

The period of transition from being a couple to becoming a new family can be a wonderful time, but it presents a big learning curve. This means that is is also the highest risk time for the onset of problems that include things like relationship breakdown, problematic drug and alcohol use, family violence, and the onset of mental illness (usually, but not limited to, post-natal depression in men and women).

Drummond St Services has developed the What The Family?! App to assist couples in identifying any risk factors in their relationship that exist or may develop, including early identification of risk factors for family violence.

You can download the WTFamily?! App from the app store or Google Play. The app provides a series of questions and tip sheets to help you decide whether your relationship is likely to experience violence.

More information is available here.