Domestic abuse and technology
About the event
Webinar style: Online workshop, presentation with regular polls and audience discussion.
Time: 11.00pm - 12.00pm
Speakers: Darren Minton, brightsky promotion manager, TecSOS and Emma Lindley, housing strategy lead officer, Ashfield District Council & Chair of CIH East Midlands
Chair: Yoric Irving-Clarke, policy and practice research officer, Chartered Institute of Housing
Benefits of attending
Online platforms are increasingly used to perpetrate domestic abuse. Online domestic abuse can include behaviours such as monitoring of social media profiles or emails, abuse over social media such as Facebook or Twitter, sharing intimate photos or videos without your consent, using GPs locators or spyware.
It is vital that housing providers are able to support survivors to stay safe online to ensure that a survivor can safely leave an abusive relationship without either continuing to be abused online or their new location being discovered through technology.
Technology also has an important role to play in safety planning for survivors, providing a way to discreetly log evidence, search for support services and understand when a relationship is abusive.
This webinar mini series will provide an introduction to how perpetrators use technology to perpetrate domestic abuse and how to support survivors to stay safe online. It will also highlight how technology can be used to stay safe and safely leave an abusive relationship.
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