Safety Net Project
Technology helps victims and their children successfully flee violent batterers, stalkers and rapists. But what millions don't realize is the dangerous and potentially lethal sides of various technologies in the hands of abusers and perpetrators. NNEDV's Safety Net: Safe & Strategic Technology Project addresses how technology impacts the safety, privacy, accessibility, and civil rights of victims by:
- Educating victims, their advocates and the general public on ways to use technology strategically to help find safety and escape domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, stalking and abuse;
- We have two dozen handouts, many in multiple languages at: Technology Safety Resources
- Training law enforcement, social services, coordinated community response teams and others how to hold perpetrators accountable for misusing technology to impersonate, harass, stalk, surveil, and threaten.
- Advocating for strong local, state, national and international policies and practices that ensure the safety, privacy and civil rights of all victims and survivors.
NNEDV's Safety Net Project addresses how technology can be harnessed successfully to do effective outreach, intervention, and violence prevention work.
Since 2002, the Safety Net Project has trained more than 50,000 advocates, police, prosecutors and others. Read more
May 3, 2013
For the first time ever, the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s (NNEDV) Safety Net project is opening up their annual national technology conference to victim advocates, service providers, attorneys, law enforcement, community corrections, and other professionals working with survivors on technology safety issues.
Date: July 29-31, 2013
Location: San Jose, CA
This unique training opportunity will focus on the various complex issues and concerns that come from the intersection of technology and domestic & sexual violence, stalking, and trafficking. Participants will be given the information and tools needed to respond to technology misuse, to enhance services for survivors of violence, and hold offenders accountable.
The registration fee includes access to all training sessions, receptions, and related events, as well as continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks (does not include dinner).
Early Bird (before June 15, 2013)
NNEDV Member: $250
Non-NNEDV Member: $350
Standard Registration (after June 15, 2013)
NNEDV Member: $350
Non-NNEDV Member: $450
Understanding how abusers and perpetrators misuse technology.
Safety planning with survivors around stalking, technology misuse, and online privacy.
Learning the latest in app development and safety.
Collecting and documenting evidence of technology abuse, including mobile phone seizure and forensics.
Addressing technology in civil protection orders.
Understanding data sharing and victim confidentiality.
What is the cloud and what data can my agency store in it?
How agencies can use technology effectively to enhance their work.
Investigating and prosecuting technology crimes.
Understanding assistive technologies for survivors with disabilities.
Faculty includes the Safety Net Team, national experts on technology and confidentiality, technologists and representatives from technology companies, and leaders in law enforcement and the legal field.
The Tech Summit will be held at the Dolce Hayes Convention Center in San Jose, CA. You must reserve your own hotel room at the link below. We will not be responsible for reserving hotel rooms. The hotel rate is $121, plus sales tax (14%) and an HBID assessment of $0.75 per room, per night. Note that the deadline for making your hotel reservations is July 15, 2013. The room rate will not be available after that date. *Note: Please make sure to register for the conference before making your hotel reservation.
October 10, 2012
NNEDV launched its Technology & Confidentiality Resources Toolkit to assist domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual violence and stalking victim service organizations. The unique and innovative toolkit provides victim service organizations with specific and useful resources on confidentiality and privacy.
May 31, 2011
Sen. Al Franken (D) of Minnesota, met with representatives from a variety of Minnesota agencies that are concerned for the safety and privacy of victims with the use of modern technology. On Tuesday, May 10, Franken, chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, held a hearing on Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy. Read more
February 27, 2012
As part of the 2nd World Conference of Women's Shelters, NNEDV's Safety Net Project hosted a full day Institute on Technology: Violence Against Women in the Digital Age. Presenters illustrated ways that women's shelters and victims can use technology more safely and effectively. Participants...
December 7, 2010
NNEDV announced that it is joining Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board, becoming one of five organizations from North America and Europe to be a part of the group. NNEDV’s Safety Net Technology Project experts have worked with Facebook consistently to represent the needs of victims of domestic violence, cyber-stalking and teen dating violence.