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.
uSafeUS includes interactive tools to help keep students safe in potentially dangerous situations. It 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 an 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 is an updated version of uSafeNH, which was developed by the University of New Hampshire's Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC). For more than a decade, PIRC has conducted research and developed tools and resources to prevent sexual violence and stalking.
PIRC collaborated with a range of UNH and New Hampshire 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.
uSafeUS 3.1.0 features a streamlined design, based on user feedback, which allows prevention features to be accessed instantly from anywhere in the app. Simplified instructions and navigation make the user experience more intuitive. "Expect Me" allows you to add up to three recipients from your contacts; "Angel Drink" has a more realistic interface and updated angel help instructions.
Push notification support
Campus specific notification viewer
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.
This is a fanstastic app with numerous resources. I strongly reccomend it for NH college students.
- USAFEUS LLC
- 12.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.