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Tech Abuse in the Pandemic & Beyond

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dc.contributor.author Safety Net Project
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-13T21:00:52Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-13T21:00:52Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Safety Net Project. (2021). Tech Abuse in the Pandemic & Beyond: Reflections from the Field. National Network to End Domestic Violence. https://www.techsafety.org/needs-assessment-2021 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.techsafety.org/needs-assessment-2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/2342
dc.description.abstract TECH ABUSE is a widespread problem seen by advocates and legal systems professionals across the US. Our new report, “Tech Abuse in the Pandemic and Beyond,” shares findings from a needs assessment that included the participation of over 1,000 advocates and legal systems professionals. They told us that tech abuse increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Survivors and their communities also encountered additional barriers to safety, justice, and healing. Key Findings The most common types of tech abuse - harassment, limiting access to technology, and surveillance - increased during the pandemic. Phones, social media, and messaging were the technologies most commonly misused as a tactic of tech abuse. Internet of Things (IoT) devices, next generation location trackers, and other emerging technologies are increasingly misused in tech abuse. Survivors’ lack of access to technology, sometimes called the “Digital Divide,” is a barrier to accessing services, legal support, courts, and other services and social supports. Takeaways We should be prepared for the likelihood that tech abuse tactics adopted during the pandemic will not be given up easily. We should work together to promote digital equity and tech safety. (Author Text) [CVRL Note: Survey was completed between December 2020 and January 2021.] en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Network to End Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Technology-facilitated en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Accessibility en_US
dc.subject Internet-based en_US
dc.subject Online Harassment en_US
dc.subject Surveillance en_US
dc.subject Cyber Victimization en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Services en_US
dc.subject Technology Abuse en_US
dc.subject Victim Needs en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Well-being en_US
dc.subject Service Provision en_US
dc.subject Practitioners en_US
dc.subject Online Interventions en_US
dc.subject Telephone en_US
dc.subject Fraud en_US
dc.title Tech Abuse in the Pandemic & Beyond en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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