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Evaluation of the Everyday Lifesaver App

LSV launched the Everyday Lifesaver App trial in October 2015; following a 12-month development project funded by the Victorian Government Technology Innovation Fund (VGTIF). Transforming the way we teach safety education, the Everyday Lifesaver App uses gamification to make learning water safety, emergency response and CPR more engaging for students.

To date, the App has been installed on over 800 devices by people from approximately 96 organisations including around 70 Victorian schools. It is estimated to have been played by over 12,000 people, including over 5,000 school students. A recent evaluation of Years 7 and 8 students who used the App found they demonstrated a similarly high level of knowledge of the key steps in the Emergency Action Plan (DRSABCD) as those who completed a practical session.

The study also revealed 88 per cent of children students felt more confident performing CPR after playing the App, while all children demonstrated a high level of knowledge of potential dangers and hazards near water.

The full evaluation report can be viewed below.

Everyday Lifesaver App Evaluation Report