“WHERE: The training will be held at the Rex, 150 Northbourne Ave, Civic, Canberra

WHEN: Thursday 16 October AND Friday 17 October.


Two-day training workshop for people working with or supporting women experiencing gender-based violence.


This training focuses on the positive and negative impacts of technology on survivors of domestic and family violence, stalking, sexual violence, dating violence and abuse.


The Women’s Services Network (WESNET) is pleased to present Technology Safety Training to interested members and others working with and supporting survivors and victims of abuse and violence.


Initially developed in the US by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), Technology Safety Training educates service providers in the domestic and family violence sector to:


– understand HOW technologies work
– identify HOW abusers are misusing technology
– assess HOW technology use impacts women and girls experiencing violence
– discuss HOW technology can be used to help women and girls experiencing violence
– support women and girls with privacy and SAFETY PLANNING about technology and EVIDENCE COLLECTION


Technologies discussed include:


– Phones — including mobiles, caller ID and landlines
– Bluetooth
– Assistive Technology
– Spyware & Hacking Risks
– Emails & internet
– Tracking GPS
– Social media
– Photocopiers & Office technology


Who should attend:


The training is suitable for ACT agencies and services working or supporting victims and/or survivors of violence and abuse, those in the domestic/family violence or homelessness sector, police and court staff, disability workers, child protection, and policy makers and program managers in government and non-government agencies.”



For more information, visit: http://wesnet.org.au/2014/08/safetynet-training-canberra-2/