uSafeUS places sexual assault, dating violence and stalking prevention resources directly into the hands of survivors and allies on college and university campuses.
uSafeUS provides survivors, allies, family members, faculty, staff, and community members at US colleges and universities with instant access to localized information and tools for the prevention of and response to sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence. uSafeUS includes interactive tools to help keep students safe in potentially dangerous situations.
Time to Leave™: Send yourself a fake text or call to make it easy to leave an uncomfortable situation.
Expect Me™: Enlist friends to ensure you get home safely, for example when walking alone at night, with automated texts and GPS tracking.
Sound the Alarm: Launch a loud, flashing alarm if you are threatened.
Angel Drink: Give an SOS disguised as a drink recipe to bartenders if you’re being harassed.
Find Help: Campus and community safety, medical, and counseling resources if you or a friend need help.
Helpful Answers: Answers about sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking, to help yourself or a friend.
What Next?: A step-by-step guide explaining all options in the aftermath of an assault.
uSafeUS also offers research and trauma informed information, in the form of both helpful answers and options / next steps, which support victims and their allies in the aftermath of stalking, dating violence or sexual assault. Finally, uSafeUS provides colleges and universities with control of the local resource information students have access to, in the event of an assault, to help ensure incidents are properly handled.
uSafeUS was developed by the University of New Hampshire Prevention Innovations Research Center, which has conducted more than a decade of research into preventing sexual violence and stalking.
PIRC collaborated with a wide range of university and state organizations in the development of uSafeNH, including the STEM Discovery Laboratory at UNH Manchester, the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, the NH SART Project, the NH Attorney General’s Office, and the NH Violence Against Women Campus Consortium. The NH Attorney General endorses uSafeUS. Connect with uSafeUS at this email: email@example.com, or on Twitter or Instagram: @uSafeUS.
uSafeUS provides college students with innovative tools to protect themselves or friends from stalking, dating violence, or sexual assault. It also provides resources to help survivors. The new release offers additional tools and a streamlined user interface, created using student feedback.
Version 4.9.3 Enhancements
· Helpful Answers interface fixes
· More intuitive, streamlined interfaces for Time to Leave™, Expect Me™, and What Next?
· GPS location tracking feature added to Expect Me allows you to share your location with trusted friends
· New content on Stalking, Relationship Violence, and Sexual Assault
· New cell phone emergency alarm (Sound the Alarm) with loud siren sound and flashing light
· Expanded options for Angel Drink bar safety tool
· Push notification enhancements and fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Glitchy and underdeveloped, but a good start
The features on this app are super innovative, but they are glitchy and underdeveloped. This is a really notable flaw: The Expect Me and Time to Leave features don’t let me pick the number under the contact I choose. For instance, I have 4 different numbers in my contact for my mom, and the app would automatically choose my mom’s work landline. The text feature is obviously not compatible with a landline! And she’s not at work all the time! I wouldn’t be able to talk to my own mother through this app at night!
I was trying to check out the Angel Drink feature while testing the app, and it kicked me out of the Angel Drink explanation screen and straight into the feature. I was able to figure out what the feature is for, but it doesn’t let me get back into the explanation screen even after restarting the app. Also, I kept trying to go back to the home screen, and it would go to the home screen for a split second, then back to the previous screen I was on. It did this multiple times until I restarted the app.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your feedback! The app is undergoing a major bug and usability fix over summer 2018 and your feedback is very helpful. If you have any additional feedback, please send your thoughts to: uSafeUSapp@gmail.com
The uSafeUS app Team
Amazing resource for NH college students!
Every student in New Hampshire should have this on their phone. I have (sadly) often had to use the "Time To Leave" feature to get people to leave me alone at the bar. The detailed resources that are specific to MY school are helpful. This App NEEDS to be available in more states, I have wanted to help a friend who is out of state before but there are only NH resources.
Awesome app! Awesome features!
Simply amazing app! This app is awesome as it creates a space where victims of sexual violence feel comfortable using various features to obtain help. It provides information as well as features that can help people during uncomfortable situations. Super easy to use and navigate. I love the icons for the various features witching there app. Extremely straight forward and useful.
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- USAFEUS LLC
- 13.3 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2019 University of New Hampshire, All Rights Reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.