The Tech Safety App Helps Identify E-Harassment
Harassment, stalking and abuse happens everywhere, including at work.
The Tech Safety App can help identify technology-facilitated harassment, stalking or abuse.
This app covers six categories involving technology and harassment: harassment, impersonation, cellphone safety, device safety, location safety and online safety.
Under each category, information is provided with explanations on what someone can do if they are being harassed. The app also has privacy tips to help increase privacy and security. Resources are included on documenting abuse, talking with an advocate, contacting police, getting an attorney and where to call for help.
Although the app contains information about what you can do if you are being harassed or abused, it is not meant to be a comprehensive safety plan. Each situation can be different and there is no one-solution-fits-all approach.
The app is useful as a guide or a starting point, but if you are being abused or harmed, consider reaching out to someone. You can talk to a domestic violence advocate, sexual assault counselor, police or someone you trust.
Remember that your safety is most important.
If the abusive person learns that you are seeking resources and information, it could be possible that they may escalate their abusive behavior. If that person is monitoring your smartphone or tablet and can see that you downloaded this app, consider using this app from a device they cannot access.
For more resources on technology-facilitated abuse: http://techSafety.org/resources
For more resources on laws regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking: http://womensLaw.org
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