Microsoft UK and Barnardo's have teamed up to help raise awareness and fight sexual abuse of children. There's a new app available on both Windows Phone and Windows 8 that aim to raise awareness and fight sexual abuse of minors. The app is called Wud U? and is now available for download.
Barnardo's (barnardos.org.uk) is a British charity that was founded in 1866 to care for children. It's one of the largest charities in the UK and the largest children's charity in terms of charitable expenditure. Wud U? is an app aimed at teaching the signs of abuse. It's target audience is children, teens and professionals, like teachers, who work with them.
Wud U? is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play store, but now everyone on Windows Phone and Windows 8 can join in the cause. Here are some of the features of the app:
- Demonstrate how young people can make safe decisions.
- Provide your group with more information about sexual exploitation, from a trusted source.
- Help us raise awareness of sexual exploitation by sharing the Wud U? app.
The app is available to those in the UK. If you work with children and teens you might want to download the app just to give yourself a refresher on the signs of child sexual exploitation. If you have a kid, you might want to let them spend sometime with the app as well. It's not a fun topic, but it's one worth addressing head on to protect kids.