App review: Bright Sky

Bright Sky launches an app to help victims of domestic abuse.
Bright Sky app

Apps are a normal part of life in the 21st century, unfortunately so is domestic abuse.

Bright Sky has recently been launched for victims, families and friends to access as a resource, providing a facility for the victim to record and store a journal documenting their abuse.

Video, photographs and voice recordings can all be held in an email account identified by the victim as safe.

The app has a safe escape feature on some of its pages, but not all. There is a brief questionnaire to help users to assess their own risk, followed with advice on what to do next.

Intervention to improve safety for victims always carries a risk so questions to ask include whether victims have secure privacy with the iPhone and a safe email address not accessed by the perpetrator.

The app has potential for victims of abuse


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