Is this phone app a good idea?

Community Leader
Registered: 06-02-2008
Is this phone app a good idea?
2
Fri, 09-23-2011 - 1:30pm

I recently found out about an apps challenge asking individuals to create a phone app to help prevent dating violence and sexual assault.

Zoe

Community Leader - Sexual Abuse Healing

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2010
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 10:16am

I personally feel it is a waste of time. While the effort is noble, why a phone app when a person in trouble can even more simply call a friend directly or even better: 911. Education centered around self esteem, confidence building, and self defense would be far more effective.

Nancy
Community Leader
Registered: 06-02-2008
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 2:52pm
Hello Nancy,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

You bring up a great point about providing more opportunities for education around self esteem, confidence building and self defense.

Zoe

Community Leader - Sexual Abuse Healing

Boards> Health & Fitness >Crisis Support >Sexual Abuse Healing

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