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2nd Annual Technology Safety Summit Was a Success!

We had a fantastic Technology Safety Summit this year! We were joined by nearly 150 practitioners, academics, technologists, and survivors to talk tech, domestic violence, and violence against women. It was two days of passion-filled discussions and presentations from Australian & International experts on the intersection of technology, women, and safety. Thank you everyone who [...]

By | 2017-11-24T17:10:21+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: Technology Summit 2017|Tags: , |

New Resource: Privacy & Safety on Facebook

WESNET and Facebook Australia teamed up to release an Australian version of Privacy & Safety on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors of Abuse. Launched at WESNET’s 2nd Annual Technology Safety Summit, this guide includes information about Facebook’s settings and features, as well as privacy tips for survivors using Facebook. The guide also includes Australian-specific resources [...]

Good practices for computer security

The computer (or laptop) is a ubiquitous item in most households. It sits in the corner for the kids to do their homework on or for us to check email and maybe pay a bill or two. At the office, it is the workhorse that we don’t even think about when we log in [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:07:05+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Tech Safety Resources|Tags: , , , |

Should I use public Wi-Fi?

With most people carrying around smart devices, whether it’s a smartphone or tablet, having access to Wi-Fi is almost a necessity. And if your device’s mobile or data plan isn’t generous, coming upon public Wi-Fi while you’re out and about can be a life-saver. But just how risky is using public Wi-Fi? Should I [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:04:46+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Tech Safety Resources|Tags: , , , |

Technology safety education: more than turning off location settings

On 26th and 27th October 2017, we will be welcoming over a hundred national and international practitioners, technologists, and academics to Melbourne at our 2nd Annual Technology Safety Summit. As we’re gearing up, we’ve been reflecting on what technology safety – and specifically technology safety education – means to us. More than turning off location [...]

By | 2017-10-10T16:12:34+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: SafetyNet Australia, Technology Summit 2017|Tags: , |

So, you wanna build an app?

In the last few years, there has been increased interest in how technology can be used to assist survivors of abuse. With this interest, we have seen a flood of mobile apps and devices that can help survivors call for help, let selected friends know that they may need help, find resources and information on [...]

By | 2017-09-22T17:07:23+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Agency's Use of Tech, Tech Safety Resources|Tags: , , , , |

Is there spyware on my phone?

What is mobile spyware Mobile spyware is software that can be installed on to a mobile phone that will allow someone else to remotely monitor activities on the phone. (Note: mobile spyware is slightly different from computer spyware. Read our Computer Spyware and Safety handout for more on computer spyware.) Depending on the type [...]

By | 2017-09-04T13:54:27+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Tech Safety Resources|Tags: , |

You’ve got mail: privacy & safety tips

Many workers use email to communicate information to and about survivors. However, email is not a secure form of communication. In addition to the fact that email is not secure, it’s easy for emails to be forwarded, accidentally sent to the wrong person, or be downloaded onto many devices. There are many ways someone [...]

By | 2017-07-14T09:32:15+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: Agency's Use of Tech|Tags: , , , |

What’s the deal with Snap Map?

Snapchat recently released a new feature called Snap Map. It was immediately met with a flurry of negative feedback and concerns for user privacy and safety. As with any technology, device, platform, or service, new features can have an unexpected impact on user safety and privacy. The following is our assessment of potential privacy [...]

By | 2017-07-07T13:41:03+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Tech Safety Resources|Tags: , , , , |

Resources: Women’s Technology Safety-Privacy Toolkit

We are very excited to share a set of resources! The Women’s Technology Safety & Privacy Toolkit comprises a wide range of information on how women can use their technology more privately and securely. Click here to the Women’s Technology Safety & Privacy Toolkit This toolkit includes tipsheets on a wide range of topics, [...]

By | 2017-05-24T12:52:32+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: Tech Safety Resources|