Day for Daniel
Day for Daniel is Australia's largest day of action to raise awareness for child safety, protection, and harm prevention. Held annually on the last Friday of October, this safety lesson is reinforced by the use of the "Help Me" app which is a mobile phone-based call for assistance in the event a child feels threatened.
The Help Me App is a great way to not only help keep kids safe, but assist people of all ages, from 7 to 97, covering all kinds of personal emergency situations.
The 'Help Me' button sounds a warning and allows you to send an SMS text to two (2) nominated safety numbers, as part of your Trusted Safety Network. Included in the text are GPS coordinates from where the text was sent, so the sender can be located or a last known place of contact is indicated.
To download the FREE app, go to the following links:
- Apple Store - https://apps.apple.com/au/app/help-me/id510561786
- Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.danielmorcombe.helpme&hl=en_AU
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation is one of the most well known not-for-profit child safety organisations in Australia. Daniel’s story changed child safety in Australia and the determination and dedication of his parents has inspired the entire nation.
Riverside ESC will mark Day for Daniel on October 30, 2020.