The Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit is an online toolkit for Canadian women experiencing technology-facilitated violence to learn how they can increase their technology safety and privacy. This toolkit is comprised of a series of specific technology safety handouts designed to help women and anti-violence workers respond to and enhance strategies for women’s safety. Though we believe the content of this toolkit is up to date at the time of publishing, we know that technology is constantly emerging and changing. We encourage women to check our toolkit regularly for updated handouts and connect with their local anti-violence programs for support.
Word of Caution: This toolkit is available as a read only on the BCSTH website with an option to download the PDF versions of each handout. If you are reading this toolkit on an unsafe computer, laptop or device, do not download the PDF versions as they may automatically save in your download folder.
This toolkit was created by the BC Society of Transition Houses, Technology Safety Project and adapted from and in cooperation with the Safety Net Technology Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, United States and WESNET’s Safety Net Australia project.
General Technology Safety
- Documentation Tips for Women Experiencing Technology-Facilitated Violence
- Sample Technology-Facilitated Violence Log
- Technology Safety Plan Tip Sheet for Women and Anti-Violence Workers
- Technology Safety Quick Tips
- Assessing for Technology- Facilitated Violence
and Privacy Concerns for Anti-Violence Workers
- Assessing for Technology Misuse and Privacy Concerns with Women who have Experienced Sexualized Violence
Devices and Hardware Technology Safety Tips
- 12 Tips for Smartphone Safety & Privacy
- Smartphone and Location Safety Strategies
- iPhone Privacy and Security Guide
- Android Privacy and Security Guide
- Security Tips for Computers and Laptops
- Who’s Spying on Your Computer or Mobile Device? Spyware, Surveillance, and Safety for Women
- Mobile Spyware *NEW*
Considerations when Using Internet of Things
- The Internet of Things: Privacy and Safety Concerns from Smart Toys to Smart Appliances
- Smart Cars and Driverless Vehicles:Safety and Privacy Concerns
- Home Automation: Privacy risks and Strategies
- Smart Toys and Location Trackers: Privacy and Safety Concerns with Children and Pets
Online Safety and Privacy
- Being Web Wise
- Online Privacy and Safety Tips
- 10 Easy Steps to Maximize Technology Use Privacy
- Privacy Considerations When Posting Content Online
- Passwords: Ways to Increase Your Security
- WiFi Safety and Privacy: Tips for Anti-Violence Agencies and Women Experiencing Violence
- Securing Your Home Wi-Fi Network
- Tips for a Secure Email Account
- Increasing Privacy and Security when Using Google
- Non-Consensual Distribution of Images
- Safety & Privacy on Twitter: A guide for survivors of harassment and abuse
- A Guide to Staying Safe on Facebook
- Mobile Spyware: Identification, Removal and Prevention
- Online Gaming: Women’s Privacy Risks and Strategies
- Online Dating: Women’s Privacy Risks and Strategies
- Choosing and Using Apps: Considerations for Women Experiencing Violence
- #WHATSMYNAME – Tips for Staying Safe While Using Rideshare Apps *NEW*
Legal Remedies for Technology-Facilitated Violence
- Legal Remedies for Defamation
- Legal Remedies for the Distribution of Non Consensual Images (Revenge Porn)
- Legal Remedies for Stalking and Cyberstalking
Youth and Technology
- What is Digital Dating Violence?
- Social Networking Safety for Youth
- Misusing Communication: Texting and Sexting
Funding for this toolkit is provided for by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
©2019 BC Society of Transition Houses, Technology Safety Project.
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