Hi. As a follow up to the post I did 8.2.22, https://www.pacesconnection.co...-and-online-concerns, I have put together the language below. And, for those it might help, here is an example of how I am utilizing it, “Help lines and other information” https://www.connectall.online/...b670c9a14a8eaf48.pdf; which regardless of the language you might find it beneficial. Also, if anyone else has language, I'd obviously appreciate knowing when you share.
Some things you should consider when using Mental Health or/and Wellness, apps or/and online services.
Note: I am not an attorney, cannot afford an attorney, have not been able to find language on other sites, and no one I reached out to has responded with language; ergo, this is me trying my best at this time (8.5.22), and is provided for information only.
- How do they protect my privacy? Are there steps I can take to protect my privacy?
- Are they ethical in their practices?
- What is the benefit/cost/risk of using them?
How do they protect my privacy? Are there steps I can take to protect my privacy?
How to protect your privacy while using mental health apps. July 18,2022 NPR https://www.npr.org/2022/07/18...-tips-online-therapy
Top Mental Health and Prayer Apps Fail Spectacularly at Privacy, Security. May 2, 2022, Mozilla https://foundation.mozilla.org...at-privacy-security/ The Guide linked in the articles gives: info about the individual app; what could happen if something goes wrong; tips to protect yourself; and info on the app’s privacy, security, and AI. A couple of notes about the guide, (based on a quick review):
- It’s a little confusing and takes reading through.
Are they ethical in their practices?
This is an example: Clinical Social Work Association: LEGISLATIVE ALERT - CareDash, BetterHelp and LCSWs - 7-30-22 https://www.clinicalsocialwork...DAawM9vKOxRZyA9PM60I
What is the benefit/cost/risk of using them? Didn’t find a helpful link for this one.
Some Child and Youth specific information for online safety: