Some Safety Considerations around using Technology

This resource page explores issues associated with the safe use of technology.

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Some Safety Considerations around using Technology

When safety planning, advocates and survivors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with a growing number of technology options. It is important to consider ways technological tools might be used to help increase a survivor's safety and privacy, as well as to anticipate ways an abuser might misuse a tool to perpetrate further harm (e.g. to monitor communications or activities, to impersonate, etc.). This page provides a few examples but is not reflective of the myriad of safety and privacy issues that can be impacted by technology (e.g. telephones, web browsers, email, databases, etc.).

This resource list includes tips on the safe use of telephones, computers, and the Internet. Resources that describe how to hide online "tracks" are provided.

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