Technology and Safety
100 Conversations – this campaign came from our work with young people around digital safety and sexual assault prevention, Seattle, WA.
CyberAngels – one of the oldest and most respected online safety education programs in the world, Brooklyn, NY.
Electronic Privacy Information Center – a public interest research center, established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values, Washington, DC. Brochure.
ePanic Button – a desktop software duress alarm program, Raleigh, NC.
Internet Security, WomensLaw.org – please note that computer use can be monitored by an abuser and there are ways for an abuser to access your email and find out what sites you have visited on the Internet. It is impossible to completely clear all data related to your computer activity. If you are in danger, use a computer that the abuser cannot access (such as a public terminal at a library, community center or domestic violence organization), Brooklyn, NY.
ISIS (internet sexuality information services) – our mission is to provide leadership, innovation, educational resources and research in online and mobile sexual and reproductive health and the promotion of healthy relationships, Oakland, CA.
LMK – being online, texting, and IMing are a part of the lives of young girls. They probably understand how the internet works better than their parents. LMK was created by the Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. in partnership with Windows to help young girls change the world every time they go online. It empowers them so that they can educate others on the reality of being a teen online and helps adults understand the real issues affecting teens every day. Join LMK and teens will learn how they, their friends, and their parents can take advantage of all the great things technology has to offer. And do it safely. Together, we can make the internet a safer place for girls and adults.
Privacy / Public Access to Court Records Resource Guide, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse – a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-part mission – consumer information and consumer advocacy, San Diego, CA.
Safety Net Project, National Network to End Domestic Violence – educates victims, their advocates and the general public on ways to use technology strategically to help find safety and escape domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and abuse. Safety Net also trains law enforcement, social services and coordinated community response teams on how to identify and hold perpetrators accountable for misusing technology. Local, state and national policies reflect the success of Safety Net Project's efforts, which include helping courts to keep survivors' addresses and photos off the Internet and increasing the security of databases that house vital and confidential information about victims, Washington, DC.
Safety with Social Media, WomensLaw.org – the best way to keep your personal information safe when using social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and blogs is to stay off of them completely. However, if you are going to use these websites, here are some things you can do to help keep your information as private as possible. There is always a chance someone can find you through the Internet, so if you are being stalked or trying to keep your whereabouts unknown, please consider the risks of using social media, Brooklyn, NY.
StaySafeOnline.org (National Cyber Security Alliance) – works to empower and support digital citizens to use the Internet securely and safely, protecting themselves and the cyber infrastructure, Washington, DC.
That's Not Cool.com – attempting to raise awareness about digital dating abuse and stop it before it gets worse. Sponsored and co-created by the Futures Without Violence, the Ad Council and the Office on Violence Against Women, the site is designed to address new and complicated problems between teens who are dating or hooking up – problems like constant and controlling texting, pressuring for rude pictures, and breaking into someone's e-mail or social networking page, San Francisco, CA.
A Thin Line – MTV's campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers. The campaign is built upon the understanding that there's a "thin line" between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you or someone else. We know no generation has ever had to deal with this, so we want to partner with you to help figure it out. On-air, online and on your cell, we hope to spark a conversation and deliver information that helps you draw your own digital line.
Working to Halt Online Abuse – a volunteer organization founded in 1997 to fight online harassment through education of the general public, education of law enforcement personnel, and empowerment of victims. We've also formulated voluntary policies which we encourage online communities to adopt in order to create safe and welcoming environments for all internet users, Dover, NH.