Free Silent Secret app for young people aged 11-19
Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Share your secrets in silence without the fear of being identified and receive support if you need it with the Silent Secret app for 11 to 19 year olds.
The free Silent Secret app provides a safe and anonymous social space for young people aged 11-19 to share their thoughts and feelings. This could be secrets or news you want to announce about yourself or something playing on your mind.
By sharing what you want to share quietly and secretly the app can help you experience less stress and anxiety about any issues you are facing and increased emotional wellbeing. You can also connect with local support organisations in times of need. http://www.silentsecret.uk/
The twelve people who started Silent Secret are all teenagers aged between 14-18 years. The app therefore has the unique benefit of being created by the people who it is designed for.
The young co-founders wanted Silent Secret to offer a safe anonymous space for young people to genuinely share something about themselves without fear of being judged or cyberbullied. This was built into the design features of the app in that the app does not have the means for users to comment on each other’s secrets. Instead users are able to interact using these buttons: ‘heart’ to express love, ‘me2’ to express empathy, and ‘hug’ to express sympathy. The app therefore encourages a healthier form of interaction. The health and wellbeing of the young people who use the app are considered too with a ‘get support’ button appearing with each secret. This enables users to connect with support organisations about their feelings should they need to.
Teenagers who have used the Silent Secret app have said
“I actually love this app so much <3 it’s so supportive and helpful and makes me feel like i’m not alone, that there are other people who have similar feelings to me.”
“I love this app I can be honest and not worry about being judged.”
“I love this app it shows you people care about you even when they don’t know you, they reassure you that you can get through this. You’re not alone. We’re in this together. Stay strong.“
“I love this app because everybody is so supportive and kind and they give great advice <3 I think I would be more broken if it wasn’t for this app <3”
“I love this app simply because no one knows who you are or what you are and cannot judge :)”
“I love this app so much and I haven’t used it in so long, it feels good to be home.”“I love this app so much! But I love all of you more!! Everyone has helped me so much! Thank you :)”