The Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit

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

Devices and Hardware Technology Safety Tips

Considerations when Using Internet of Things

Online Safety and Privacy

Legal Remedies for Technology-Facilitated Violence

Youth and Technology

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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