Technology Safety

The Internet is an invaluable resource to aid survivors of domestic violence and their children in finding safety and coping with issues of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, stalking and abuse. However, in the hands of abusers and perpetrators this technology can be dangerous and potentially lethal.

Aided by the SafetyNet Project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, weprovides advocates and allies with tools to recognize and protect themselves and their clients from abuses of technology, and helps address how ongoing and emerging technology issues impact the safety, privacy and accessibility rights of victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking.

We can provide materials to help law enforcement, social services, coordinated community response teams and others to learn to identify and hold perpetrators accountable for misusing technology to impersonate, harass, stalk, and threaten.

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Selected Resources

NNEDV Safety Net’s Technology & Confidentiality Resources Toolkit

This unique and innovative micro website was developed by NNEDV’s Safety Net Team to assist domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual violence, and stalking non-profit victim service organizations and partnerships including victims service agencies with specific and useful resources on confidentiality and privacy.  www.nnedv.org/tools

NNEDV Technology Safety Resources

Documents from NNEDV's Safety Net: National Safe and Strategic Technology Project. Topics include survivor safety planning, confidentiality, spyware, teens, identity change, data security, social networking, online safety and assistive technology.  www.nnedv.org/resources/safetynetdocs.html

Technology Safety website - blog with talking points on various topics with links to resources/handouts. www.techsafety.org

Privacy & Safety on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors of Abuse

This guide addresses privacy on Facebook, as well as safety tips and options for when someone is misusing the site to harass, monitor, threaten, or stalk.  It refers back to Facebook’s Help Center in several places for more detailed information on settings and features – a site that all Facebook users should check out. NNEDV's SafetyNet staff  has collaborated on this in hopes that it helps survivors of abuse know how to stay connected through social media while continuing to maintain their safety. http://nnedv.org/facebookprivacy

Safety Tips For Using Computers & Cell Phones

Computers and cell phones are useful to gather information and stay in touch with family and friends. But cell phones and computers can also be used to harass you, follow you, and abuse you. Reading the attached safety tips will help you use your computer and/or cell phone more safely.

Technology Safety Planning with Survivors

Tips to discuss if someone you know is in danger. This handout provides 12 simple but critical tips about phone, computer, email, instant messaging and other technology use to discuss if someone you know is in danger.

Un Plan de Protección de la Tecnología para las(os) Sobrevivientes: Unos concejos para analizar si usted conoce a una persona que está en peligro.

This document is available from NNEDV in several languages.  http://nnedv.org/resources/safetynetdocs/technology-safety-plan.html 

Stay Safe Online - National Cyber Security Alliance

NCSA's mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school. Includes information and teaching materials, plus tipsheets for adults, children, students, businesses and employees .

www.staysafeonline.org

A Platform for Good

Google has launched A Platform for Good (PfG) to focus on the positive power of the Internet, using fun and engaging interactive elements to support online safety learning. The goal is provide an interactive space to help parents, teachers and teens connect, share and do good online. Look for good privacy information on the Resources pages.

Just Delete Me

This website will guide you in removing accounts from many online services: http://justdelete.me/

Online Privacy and Safety Tips

Browsing the web safely and privately is concern for many people. A good general rule is that nothing online is private. Another general rule is that you can’t be completely anonymous online. However, you can take steps to prevent sensitive and personal information from making its round on the Web.

Tech-Savvy Teens

Choose who gets to see your information. ESCOGE QUIÉN PUEDA VER TU INFORMACIÓN