Technology increasingly affects all of our lives and has specific and critical impacts on work with survivors. Survivors often need information on how to be safe while using technology, support around online harassment, and options related to unauthorized distribution of sexually explicit images. Emerging technologies from social media to national databases pose challenges for safety, privacy, communication, and outreach. Advocates have an important role to play in research, options, and problem-solving in collaboration with survivors.
Use Safety Net Project
The most-up-to-date resources related to technology safety are found with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) Safety Net Project. The Safety Net Project develops resources and information on the use of technology for agencies and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking.
Their site contains a number of tools on:
- Survivor Technology Safety,
- Agency Use of Technology,
- App Safety,
- Confidentiality, and
- Legal Strategies for Technology Misuse.
Resources on Other Websites
- Technology Safety, National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
- Safety & Privacy in a Digital World Special Collection, National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
- Privacy & Safety on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors, National Network to End Domestic Violence