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

Smart Home Tech – Pros and Cons
Online Training

Next Session: 24 May 2022 | 12 pm AEST

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The use of smart devices such as Wi-Fi home networks, cameras, lights, personal safety gadgets, and Bluetooth-enabled devices has become commonplace in Australian homes. This one-hour webinar is designed to assist practitioners to understand how smart home technology can be useful in keeping women and children safe in their home, and also how it can be misused to perpetrate abuse.

Participants in this training will learn:

  • Tactics to ensure smart devices and the data collected are kept as secure and private as possible.
  • Factors that should be considered when determining whether certain technologies might benefit a victim-survivor’s situation, or potentially create a greater risk.

Information about the training:

  • Dates: 24 May at 11 am AEDT
  • Duration: One hour
  • Format: Online
  • Cost: $85 per person -including GST
BOOK: 24 May 2022 session

Children and Young People and Tech Abuse Online Training

Next Session: 25 May 2022 | 11 am AEDT

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This training goes beyond the basics and is based on the findings of the WESNET’s Second National Survey of Technology Abuse and Domestic Violence in Australia and other recent research 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.
  • Practical information to deal with court-ordered contact, tech gifts, and social media harassment.

Information about the training:

  • Dates: 25 May at 11am AEDT
  • Duration: One hour
  • Format: Online
  • Cost: $85 per person -including GST
BOOK: 25 May session

Other Training

Supporting Survivors at a distance
Online Training

Next Session: 7 June 2022 | 1 pm AEDT


During a public health crisis or natural disaster, as we have learnt in the past couple of years, frontline services have to turn to digital tools to communicate with and deliver services to vulnerable clients. In this one-hour webinar for practitioners only, experienced technology safety specialists will work through best practices for agencies in using technology to communicate with survivors during a public health crisis and beyond. We also cover considerations and practices for working remotely and some tools and apps that are useful for ensuring client and staff member privacy when using digital technology for service delivery.


Information about the training:

  • Dates: 7 June at 1pm AEDT
  • Duration: One hour
  • Format: Online
  • Cost: $85 per person -including GST
BOOK: 7 JUNE SESSION

Understanding Stalkerware
Online Training

Next Session: 23 June 2022 | 2 pm AEDT

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This training gives you an overview of stalkerware and how it is currently deployed on both computers and mobile devices in a DFV context. Participants will see first-hand what information an abuser may be privy to if stalkerware has been deployed on a victim’s device.

Participants in this training will learn:

  • How to potentially distinguish between the likelihood of stalkerware on a device, or whether other forms of monitoring and surveillance technology are being used.
  • Common forms of stalkerware, including the possibilities and limitations of each.
  • Practical steps to assist in securing devices and accounts against attacks.
  • Advice in relation to assisting victim-survivors with risk and safety planning around stalkerware.

Information about the training:

  • Dates: 23 June at 2 pm AEDT
  • Duration: One hour
  • Format: Online
  • Cost: $85 per person -including GST
BOOK: 23 June session
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