Technology Safety

Technology is rapidly advancing and forever-changing. It can be used as a positive and powerful tool to help keep survivors safe, but it can also jeopardize your safety as well. Power and control are a large part of domestic violence and abusive partners will often use technology to their advantage to monitor and control those they abuse. Below are some tools and resources we’ve gathered to help keep you and your loved ones safe in this digital age.

Resource Library

Below you will find several documents regarding technology and your safety. These pieces have been provided courtesy of The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and See their toolkit for survivors here.  If you need additional assistance or have more questions after reading through these materials, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our advocates for help. We’re here for you, you are not alone! Call: 360-336-9591 to request a free appointment.

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Este documento contiene información general sobre planificación de seguridad con víctimas de violencia doméstica y violencia sexual, acoso y trata en situaciones de abuso tecnológico. Como resumen, este documento proporciona consejos y sugerencias generales. No dude en comunicarse con nuestra agencia para obtener ayuda personal de nuestros defensores de este plan.

This document contains general information about safety planning with victims of domestic violence and sexual violence, stalking and trafficking in situations of technology abuse. As an overview, this document provides general tips and suggestions. Feel free to reach out to our agency to get personal help from our advocates on this plan.

Spyware & Safety

If you suspect you are being stalked or monitored, read this pdf for information on how to recognize the danger and what steps to take for your safety.

Tips When Relocating

Information regarding mail boxes, mail forwarding, PO boxes, utilities, voter registration and more -- as they relate to relocating for safety.

Information regarding the various data collection tools being used online, how they get their data, and how to opt-out, if appropriate and possible.

Our lives have gone mobile. Read more here about using apps safely, apps designed to assist survivors, and how to judge if an app is safe or not.

This pdf explores issues surrounding images, consent, and abuse in the digital age.

Stalkers are increasingly misusing a variety of telephone, surveillance, and computer technologies to harass, terrify, intimidate, coerce, and monitor former and current intimate partners. Download this pdf for more information and safety tips regarding stalking.

Privacy & Safety on Facebook

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and Facebook have teamed up to offer tips for survivors of abuse so that you can still use Facebook but maintain safety and control over your information.

If you think someone is monitoring your cell phone activity, view this pdf for tips and strategies to maintain your safety without losing the lifeline of your cell phone.

Internet browsers are the first step to accessing the internet. They are also the first step to both increasing your online privacy and controlling your personal information. Read more here.

Bluetooth can be used with many other technologies, such as computers, entertainment systems or telephones, and other electronic devices. View this pdf to learn more about this technology and safety concerns related to its use.

Victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking have even more complex safety risks and concerns when their personal information ends up on the Internet. Read more here about this important safety topic.