Thursday, September 18, 2014

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC): Sexual Violence & the Workplace, A Guide for Advocates

To read more about NSVRC's Sexual Violence & the Workplace, A Guide for Advocates or for other materials visit nsvrc.org or click here to take you directly to the publication. 



Source: nsvrc.org

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC): Sexual Violence & the Workplace, A Guide for Employers

To read more on NSVRC's Sexual Violence & the Workplace, A Guide for Employers or for other materials visit nsvrc.org or click here to take you directly to the full version. 
Source: nsvrc.org 

Friday, September 05, 2014

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC): Sexual Violence & The Workplace Overview

For the month of September we will feature blogs that focus on the spill over effects of sexual assault and domestic violence in the workplace. To read more about the featured blog below and other materials visit nsvrc.org or click here to take you directly to the full version. 


Source: nsvrc.org 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NNEDV's Tech Savvy Teens: Choosing Who Gets to See Your Info

Do you know who sees your info? Good reads from NNEDV on "Tech Savvy Teens: Choosing Who Gets to See Your Info". 



Source: The National Network to End Domestic Violence 
www.nnedv.org 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NNEDV's Safety & Privacy on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors



This guide explains how to be safe, manage your friends list, review your privacy settings, security settings and notifications on Facebook. To read more visit: NNEDV's Safety & Privacy on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors


Source: The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)


Monday, August 04, 2014

Technology Safety

New Survey: Technology Abuse & Experiences of Survivors and Victim Service Agencies

In a survey conducted by the Safety Net Project at NNEDV, nearly 90% of programs report that survivors come to them for help after abusers intimidated and made threats via cell phone, text messages and email, and 75% of programs noted that abusers accessed victim’s accounts (email, social media, etc.) without the victim’s consent and oftentimes without their knowledge. Intimidation, threats, and access of information about victims aren’t new tactics within the context of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or trafficking. However, the use of technology as a tool to facilitate these tactics means that the harassment and abuse can be much more invasive, intensive, and traumatizing. 
Technology gives abusers more methods of controlling and monitoring victims. Seventy-two percent of programs reported that a survivor’s location is being tracked by smart phones or other devices; more than half of the programs report that survivors are saying abusers are spoofing caller ID (manipulating caller ID so that it appears as though someone other than the abuser is calling); and nearly 70% of programs report that abusers are posting pictures or videos of victims online for the purpose of distressing or harming the victim. Programs also report that survivors are asking for help on how to manage their technology and stay safe while using them. Survivors frequently ask for help with cell phones (71%); followed by how to manage location privacy, whether through cell phones or other location devices (62%), and computer or laptop use (56%). 
These two newest infographics show how technology is being misused by abusers against survivors. NNEDV conducted a survey of more than 750 victim service agencies across the United States, including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime. This is one of the most comprehensive reviews of what survivors are telling victim service providers about how abusers misuse technology to harass, stalk, and harm.