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Better Stop Suicide
Review date: April 20, 2022
Suicide kills over 700,000 people around the world every year and that number is likely conservative. Research has shown people are more likely to turn to tech-driven help than in-person help for suicidal thoughts, which can make suicide prevention apps a good option for intervention and treatment.
What could happen if something goes wrong?
Then there is the overall vagueness of the policy, which says it was last updated in 2018. They make statements like, "Data we gather | Information you have provided us with | This might be your email address, name, billing address, home address etc - mainly information that is necessary for delivering you a product/service or to enhance your customer experience with us." That's a lot of "might", "etc", and "mainly" vagueness in one statement. But hey, it's good to know the data they gather is the information you provide them. That's helpful.
Tips to protect yourself
- Ensure you have a strong password.
- Do not give consent for disclosure of your Personal Data to third parties
Can it snoop on me?
What can be used to sign up?
No sign-up required
What data does the company collect?
Email address, name, billing address, home address
How does the company use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?
No known privacy or security incidents discovered in the last 3 years.
Child Privacy Information
Can this product be used offline?
User-friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent SuicideAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents & EducatorsNational Association of School Psychologists
Challenges with mHealth Apps for Depression and Suicide PreventionPsychiatric Times
Are Apple users more prone to mental health issues than Android users?Peter Grange on Linkedin
How to Create a Mental Health App to Track Anxiety and Depressionaimprosoft
Saving Life and Keeping Privacy: A Study on Mobile Apps for Suicide Prevention and Privacy PoliciesSpringerLink
User Engagement and Usability of Suicide Prevention Apps: Systematic Search in App Stores and Content AnalysisJMIR Publications
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