Empower You

Empower You does not specify a minimum age
+ Empower You does not specify a minimum age

What is Empower You?

Empower You is an app developed by NSW Police to support people experiencing domestic and family violence. It is designed for victim-survivors of domestic violence to discreetly record evidence that can be used in court.  

The app allows you to take photos and screenshots and record incidents of abuse along with the date, time and place. You can also make diary entries or notes about your experiences. These notes, photos and screenshots can be emailed to a trusted friend or the police (if you choose to do this). Your location data is used for diary entries, to provide links to local support services and for emergency text messages. The app allows you to send pre-set emergency text messages and your GPS location to a nominated contact. It can also connect you to Triple Zero in an emergency. Access to the app is protected by a passcode and it includes a quick-lock feature. 

Apps: Android app, Apple iOS app

How do people use Empower You?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use content sharing services like Empower You.

Empower You is used for: content sharing, location sharing, messaging/online chat and photo/video sharing.

How can you protect your personal information?

It is recommended that you set a passcode to unlock the app to protect any personal information you store.

It is recommended that you check the images stored on your device after recording evidence or diary entries in Empower You. This is to ensure any photos or screenshots relating to your abuse are not stored outside the app.

This link is provided by Empower You:

Last updated: 04/06/2024

The eSafety Guide helps you find out how to protect your personal information and report harmful content on common social media, games, apps and sites. Entries are for information only and are not reviews or endorsements by eSafety. Before choosing to use any online service or platform it’s best to:

  • do your own research to understand the risks and benefits
  • check the age rating and requirements
  • consider privacy
  • check the permissions and other settings
  • check the in-app reporting options.

If you are a parent or carer who is deciding whether a child should be allowed to use an online service or platform, you can also:

  • consider your child's readiness for the types of content and experiences they might encounter
  • help them understand what to do if they need help
  • provide ongoing support and monitoring, for example through regular check-ins with your child
  • agree to some rules about use of each service or platform.

To find out more, you can read the App checklist for parents, as well as information about parental controls in social media, games and apps and mental wellbeing resources for families.