DWC welcomes today’s launch of a new digital-safety guide designed to support us to assist women experiencing technology-facilitated abuse. “Supporting Women: Responding to Technology-Facilitated Domestic Abuse” has been developed by Safe Ireland in association with the National Cyber Security Awareness Taskforce as a tool for frontline domestic-abuse responders to support women and children who are victims of technology-facilitated abuse. The booklet was launched on the fringe of the Cyber Ireland National Conference and follows a two-week billboard campaign in Cork which created awareness of behavioural red-flags which signal technology-facilitated abuse.
As technologies and platforms that make our lives easier are increasingly being used by more and more people every day, perpetrators of abuse are also adopting these technologies to exert coercion and control over their
The booklet is designed for domestic violence frontline workers, families, friends, colleagues, and other frontline professionals to help recognise the warning signs of Technology-Facilitated abuse, to know how to respond and to help increase the online safety of women and children.
The digital Safety Guide will help educate and empower women to recognise the signs of abuse and to limit a perpetrators opportunity access to her digital activity. The booklet can be downloaded here: https://www.safeireland.ie/lets-talk-tech-online-safety…/
In addition to the Safety Guide women will have the opportunity to participate in a series of online Cyber Security Essentials Training webinars provided by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and to work through a series of a series of informational videos created by security software development company Trend Micro which can enhance their digital safety. These can be accessed here
Huge congratulations to all involved.
Last Reviewed on 24 Jan, 2023