Family Violence Tech Safety

Someone using family violence can also use technology to harass, monitor, stalk, impersonate or make threats to control, frighten or humiliate.  Research has also shown that women and girls are subjected to very high levels of online abuse.

 

Location History & Covid QR Check-ins

Clients should be alerted to the fact that their location history can be viewed in the QR check-in app installed on their phone.  They are able to remove the location history, without this impacting on the government contact tracing.  To read more and watch a ‘how to’ video, go to the VicGov website.

Other advice and options are available at WESNET’s website.

 

News:  The Second National Survey on Technology Abuse and Domestic Violence in Australia

In 2020, WESNET with the assistance of Dr Delanie Woodlock and researchers from Curtin University, repeated the national survey of domestic and family violence practitioners.  Funded by a generous donation by Telstra, the survey asks practitioners about what kinds of abuse tactics frontline workers are seeing in their day-to-day work with survivors of domestic and family violence and other forms of violence against women.  Access the report here.

 

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