Jerry Farsoun - Meet Leelou
Jerry Farsoun

Jerry Farsoun

Jerry Farsoun, a social entrepreneur who for more than a decade has been championing the personal safety space using technology.

In 2008 he set the world aviation record for the longest solo and unassisted ultralight flight in a powerchute around mainland Australia. This was to help reduce the stigma and raise awareness of depression with an emphasis on suicide prevention.

He spent the near decade researching technology to help people who felt vulnerable and in 2015, began developing a platform that helped anyone who was in need and may not be in a postion to put a call out for help.

He was nominated for Australian of the Year in 2017 and his company was a finalist in Business of the Decade in 2018.

The personal safety platform is called Leelou launched on the AppStores in 2018 is keeping us safer anywhere, anytime by always being available to provide immediate personal protection so we can enjoy some of the freedoms to live as we choose.

You can learn more about Jerry on his website www.jerryfarsoun.com

Would your child know what to do if she was separated from you in a crowded public place like a park or a mall?

Sunday, 17 November 2019 22:23

Staying Safe is a Walk in the Park

People seek out parks because they provide contact with the natural environment and a social environment which offers opportunities for meeting with friends, watching others and being seen – all of which help to establish a feeling of comfort and security.

There's little more frightening than the sneaking suspicion that someone may be following you, whether it's on foot or in a car. Here's how you can tell whether that person behind you is watching you as much as you're watching them.

Sunday, 10 November 2019 22:17

Parking Lot Safety Threats

Grocery store parking lots and retail parking garages are used every day by millions of people, but did you know that they are also one of the most likely locations for would-be-attackers to prey on unassuming victims?  Recent findings show that more than 80% of reported crimes at retail and shopping establishments took place in the parking lot.

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 21:14

What to do during Home Invasion?

Home invasions can end in beatings, rape, and murder of you and your loved ones — a sad, frightening fact. Do you know what to do in a home invasion situation?

Monday, 04 November 2019 23:30

Safety Rules at Home

"Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety." Protect your home and your family with these home safety tips.

Your smartphone can become a useful tool to help you keep kids safe on Halloween.

Halloween can be a fun and exciting time for kids. These safety tips for parents, children, and homeowners will help keep everyone safe and happy this Halloween.

Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:34

Spring Break Safety Tips for Every Situation

While you’ve earned your right to have a fun, relaxing, and exciting week off from work or school, it’s important not to ruin it by throwing all caution to the wind.

No matter where you live or how safe you think the locality is, never underestimate the badness of oppotunistic perpetrators are. You never know when you'll have to walk alone. Nights can get really nasty if you don't have a car and if you're alone.

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