Technology Safety training and professional development

Up-to-date Technology safety training for practitioners by practitioners using a DV lens. We understand domestic and family violence and we understand how abusers can misuse technology in the context of domestic and family violence and other forms of gender-based violence.

Please note, the following training events are for practitioners only and are suitable for Sexual Assault and Domestic and Family Violence Sector (SADFV) practitioners and professionals who regularly support victim-survivors of domestic violence who want a better understanding about how technology is misused in domestic and family violence situations.

For government agencies and other companies interested in our training please contact us for a quotation.

Upcoming Training

Children, Young People and Tech Abuse Online Training

Next Session: 25 Oct 2022 | 11 am AEST

Children, Young People, and Tech Abuse

This one-hour webinar is based on the findings of the WESNET’s Second National Survey of Technology Abuse and Domestic Violence in Australia and other recent research by QUT on technology abuse and children.

Participants in this training will learn:

  • The ways in which abusers use young people’s technology as a part of domestic and family violence.
  • Practical ways frontline workers and advocates can support their clients to respond to this risk.

Information about the training:

  • Dates: 25 October at 11 am AEST
  • Duration: One hour
  • Format: Online
  • Cost: $85 per person – including GST
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Smart Home Tech (Pros and Cons) Online Training

Next Session: 03 Nov 2022 | 12:30 pm AEST

Smart Home Tech - Pros and Cons

This one-hour webinar will discuss how smart home technology can be both useful in keeping women and children impacted by DFV safe in their home and misused to abuse.

Participants in this training will learn:

  • Tactics to ensure smart devices and the data they collect are kept secure and private.
  • Considerations when determining whether certain technologies might benefit a victim-survivor’s situation, or potentially create a greater risk.

Information about the training:

  • Dates: 03 November at 12:30 pm AEST
  • Duration: One hour
  • Format: Online – Once registered, we will send the Zoom link separately.
  • Cost: $85 per person – including GST
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Other Training

Personal Safety App Review
Online Training

Next Session: 10 Nov 2022 | 12:30 pm AEST

Personal Safety App Review

In recent years, a plethora of personal Safety Apps have been developed specifically for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. WESNET, in partnership with Monash University and WSU, were funded by ACCAN to test and review these apps.

Participants in this training will learn:

  • How to confidently choose an app that works best for victim-survivors and frontline workers.

Information about the training:

  • Dates: 10 November at 12:30 pmAEST
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Format: Online – Once registered, we will send the Zoom link separately.
  • Cost: $85 per person – including GST
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Supporting Survivors at a Distance Online Training

Next Session: 30 Nov 2022 | 12 pm AEST

During a public health crisis frontline services depend upon digital tools to communicate with and deliver services to vulnerable clients.

Participants in this training will learn:

  • Best practices for agencies in using technology to support victim-survivors throughout such times.
  • Remote working considerations and discuss use.

Information about the training:

  • Dates: 30 November at 12 pm AEST
  • Duration: One hour
  • Format: Online – Once registered, we will send the Zoom link separately.
  • Cost: $85 per person – including GST
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