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  • domestic violence victim uses phone app to call 911

    Survivor Creates Voice-Activated eBodyGuard App

    When you can’t reach your phone in an emergency, app calls 911 for you from up to 30 feet away | Melissa Hart was 37 when she went through what she described as a medi... read more

  • Victim brings evidence of domestic violence with her to court

    Documenting Domestic Violence Evidence

    VictimsVoice helps you secretly collect relevant, legally admissible evidence | Sheri Kurdakul and her three siblings survived child abuse and domestic violence at the... read more

  • Lifesaving Apps for Survivors of Domestic Violence

    Lifesaving Apps for Survivors of Domestic Violence

    These apps can record calls and fights, recognize an abuser and dial 911 on your behalf | According to a survey on DomesticShelters.org, a third of survivors say they ... read more

  • Are These Texts Abusive?

    Are These Texts Abusive?

    Role play your way through example texversations to see what abuse can sound like | Abuse via texting isn’t new—abusers will utilize any form of communication to exert... read more

  • Smart Home Technology Is Being Used Against Survivors

    Smart Home Technology Is Being Used Against Survivors

    Abusers unlock doors, change temperatures, listen in on cameras, as a new way to torture | As if there aren’t enough psychological ways to torment survivors of domesti... read more

  • App Aims to End Revenge Porn

    App Aims to End Revenge Porn

    Consent from both parties is required before filming or viewing videos | Real talk: There are many people out there who like to capture their bodies on film in an adul... read more

  • 8 Tips for Social Media Safety

    8 Tips for Social Media Safety

    Keep stalkers from using your social media against you | We’re more connected to each other now than ever before—at least online. And it’s all thanks to social media. ... read more

  • App Review: For Coeds and Cadets

    App Review: For Coeds and Cadets

    The pros and cons of two new apps aimed to help keep you safe | It’s women between the ages of 20 and 24 who are most likely to be abused by an intimate partner. An... read more

  • Survivors Wanted to Test New App

    Survivors Wanted to Test New App

    Danger assessment app will focus on immigrants and Native Americans | Researchers at John Hopkins University are looking for survivors to give their new danger asse... read more

  • When 911 Can't Find You

    When 911 Can't Find You

    Calling for help from a cell phone might make it hard to track you down. Smart911 helps emergency responders get to you | True or false? If you call 911 from a cell... read more

  • Apps Help Survivors' Messages Stay Secret

    Apps Help Survivors' Messages Stay Secret

    The potential and pitfalls of new messaging technology | Texting is a great way to communicate, especially since it can be more private than a phone call and quicke... read more

  • High-Tech Stalking Tactics

    High-Tech Stalking Tactics

    How abusers are faking phone calls and tracking victims through their online photos | Technology has given us many gifts: Phones that are also cameras. Cars that re... read more

  • Stay Safe: Know When Your Abuser Gets Out

    Stay Safe: Know When Your Abuser Gets Out

    Sign up for victim notifications so you can be prepared for when your abuser is let out of prison | Like many other survivors of domestic violence,  Mar... read more

  • Online Virtual Therapy

    Online Virtual Therapy

    We try out two Internet therapy sites to see if they really do have healing powers | Talking through trauma with a therapist is something survivors of domestic viol... read more

  • Abusers Go Online

    Abusers Go Online

    Just as technology expands, so do the ways abusers harass their victims | Cyber-abuse once was narrowly thought of as cyberbullying and online name-calling, and was... read more