With technology being a large part of our society, perpetrators of stalking and intimate partner violence regularly misuse technology to harass, monitor and terrorize. The use of any form of technology to stalk, repeatedly harass, threaten, or abuse another person may be considered cyberstalking. To fully support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable, victim advocates and service providers need to understand the various ways technology can be misused as a tool for abuse. In this interactive session participants will learn the various ways survivors can increase their safety and privacy using technology. Participants will also explore ways perpetrators misuse online spaces to stalk, abuse and harass, and how survivors and service providers can document what’s happening and secure evidence of that abuse or stalking. Participants will learn strategies used by perpetrators through social media, location based applications, Bluetooth technology, and spyware.
$15.00 – $18.00