Tech Without Violence in Rural and Remote BC

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Step-by-Step guides for tech safety skills

Technology is a tool that can help us stay safe and connected.

When someone uses technology to harm or control you, or make you feel unsafe, it is not okay, and there are supports available.

Tech safety planning involves certain steps and skills, such as taking a screenshot, making a password, or changing the settings on your phone. For example, to preserve digital evidence of threats or harassment you could use screen recording functions on your smartphone. The tech without violence project breaks down tech safety processes and walks you through the steps to learn tech safety planning skills.

More about the project

The Tech Without Violence in Rural and Remote BC project addresses reported gaps in technology literacy for anti-violence workers and program-users in rural, remote, and Indigenous (RRI) communities. The project partnered with technology and digital literacy experts, and worked with an advisory committee of anti-violence workers to produce BC based digital literacy resources and a library of videos suited to the specific needs of anti-violence workers, Indigenous and racialized women, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people accessing gender based violence support services in RRI communities.

Explore Resources

Securing your location settings

Video Screen Recording

Enregistrement vidéo de l’écran

How to Block Phone Numbers

Comment bloquer des numéros de téléphone

3 Ways to increase password security/ 3 steps to secure passwords

3 manières d’augmenter la sécurité de vos 3 manières d’augmenter la sécurité de vos

Securing Your Cloud

Sécurité Infonuagique

How to report Abusive Accounts and Content Comment

Comment signaler des comptes et contenus abusifs

For more resources

Visit The BCSTH tech safety page  for more technology safety resources. You can also visit or to find a safe, confidential support service in your community.

Message of thanks

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions of anti-violence workers from the following organizations and thank them for their support.

Robson Valley Community Services
Yellowhead Community Services
Carrier Sekani Family Services
Cariboo Friendship Society
Tamitik Association for the Status of Women

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity and collaboration of the WESNET Australia’s Technology Safety Project, as the BCSTH project’s free resources and video series are adapted from their resources.

Funding for this toolkit is provided by the Civil Forfeiture Office of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General (MPSSG). The project was supported in part by the Health Sciences Association of BC and Women and Gender Equality Canada. Created in Collaboration with Women’s Shelters Canada. 


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