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

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 01:19

Holiday Season Safety and Crime Prevention

During the holiday season, crime rates tend to have a slight up-swing. This is due, in part, to shoppers carrying more cash and credit cards with them while shopping. Follow these simple steps to be safe this Holiday season.

Sunday, 08 December 2019 05:04

Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone?

Leaving kids home alone for the first time is a big step — for them and for you! Giving kids the responsibility to stay home alone can be a positive, confidence-building experience. But how do you know if your child is ready?

“The best way to avoid scams is to be informed.”

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 23:42

The Danger of Texting While Walking

You know you do it. It’s not safe, obviously. Here’s how to take control of your tech use.

Friday, 29 November 2019 01:04

Black Friday Sale Shopping Safety Tips

Observing the safe shopping practices below will keep you far from Black Friday’s red flags

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 00:37

Ways To Be a Vigilant and Alert Parents

It’s not necessary that vigilance comes along the nature of a person.

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.

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