NNEDV celebrates 10 years of harnessing technology to help victims of abuse, stalking
July 27, 2012
NNEDV is celebrating 10 years of educating those who work in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking on technology abuse and safety. For the past decade, the Safety Net Project at NNEDV has trained more than 60,000 victim advocates, police officers, prosecutors, judges, leading technology companies, and policy makers from the world over on how technology can be misused to harm victims and how victim advocates and survivors can use technology safely and effectively.
On Monday, July 30, NNEDV will host a reception to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its Safety Net Project. Technology has evolved dramatically in the past 10 years, in many ways to improve everyday life. However, perpetrators of abuse frequently and insidiously use technology to stalk, harass and otherwise abuse their victims.
The Safety Net Project at NNEDV has been helping victim advocates stay a step ahead of offenders and learn how technology can be one of many methods used to perpetrate abuse. It has also worked with major technology companies create products and services that are as safe as possible for survivors.