About Tech Safety
This app explores six categories: harassment, impersonation, cellphone safety, device safety, location safety, and online safety. Under each category, more information is provided with specific explanations on what someone can do if they are being harassed as well as privacy tips that can be used to increase privacy and security. The Tech Safety App also includes additional resources on documenting abuse, talking with an advocate, contacting police, getting an attorney, and where to call for help.
Who is This App For?
This educational and resource app was created for anyone who thinks they might be experiencing harassment or abuse through technology or wants to learn more about how to increase their privacy and security while using technology. Although this 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. Use this app 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 see that you downloaded this app, consider using this app from a device they don’t have access to. You could also access some of this information at http://TechSafety.org/resources.
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
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
RAINN (Rape, Assault, & Incest National Network) Hotline:
Nonconsensual Pornography Hotline:
Victim Connect Hotline:
This app was funded through award #2014-VF-GX-K017 from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of DOJ.