Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit
Date posted: April 15, 2019
This week is Prevention of Violence Against Women Week in BC.
Technology can be used to keep women and children safe and misused to commit crimes of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, impersonation and harassment. The BC Society of Transition Houses has recently released A Guide for Canadian Women Experiencing Technology-facilitated Violence: Strategies for Enhancing Safety and The Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit for Canadian women.
The online toolkit contains a series of specific technology safety handouts to help women to enhance safety strategies and respond to technology-facilitated violence. While it was designed for women experiencing technology-facilitated violence, it has lots of information on technology safety that is useful for everyone. The topics covered include safety tips for devices and hardware, considerations when using the Internet of Things, online safety and privacy, and a section on youth and technology.
Is That Legal? is another resource for youth on online harassment and abuse. Created by West Coast LEAF and updated in collaboration with Legal Services Society, this plain language legal guide explains what the law says about five common online situations. This resource is available in several languages.