This guide lays out both basic and more advanced privacy and safety features of Facebook, which can help survivors when they are trying to maximize privacy when using Facebook or are attempting to document an abusers’ online harassment.

The Urban Institute provides this infographic to demonstrate the prevalence of harassment through technology for adolescents and discuss the common forms of digital abuse that teen experience.

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See the related report.

The Urban Institute released this report to present findings from a research study on the intersections of cyber abuse and cyber sexual coercion with other forms of teen dating violence. Study findings include an increased risk of experiencing sexual coercion when a teen is abused or harassed online.

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NNEDV’s Safety Net Team developed this web-based toolkit to assist domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual violence, and stalking non-profit victim service organizations and partnerships including victims service agencies with specific and useful resources on confidentiality and privacy.

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In recognition of the increasing role that social media plays in the lives of survivors as well as programs and staff, PCAR & PCADV published this tool to help address the benefits and risks of social media use by people who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.

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In recognition of the increasing role that social media plays in the lives of survivors as well as programs and staff, PCAR & PCADV introduced this tool to address the benefits and risks of social media use within anti-violence programs.

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This document discusses information on confidentiality and releases of information for individuals who have experienced sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, or harassment.  The information provided is based on U.S. Federal Laws, and is intended for advocates and employees of other organizations who may serve these individuals. 

The following document provides a working chart of questions to consider when selecting a database for an organization.  These questions may be useful in determining which database will provide the most benefits in terms of privacy and confidentiality, as well as security.

Presents findings on nonfatal stalking victimization in the U.S., based on the largest data collection of such behavior to date. Data were collected in a supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and sponsored by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Topics covered in the report are stalking and harassment prevalence rates by demographic characteristics, offender characteristics, victim-offender relationship, duration of stalking, cyberstalking, protection measures, and emotional impact. The report also includes data on whether victim sought help from others, involvement of a weapon, injuries, other crimes perpetrated by the stalker, and response by the criminal justice system.

Stalking Victimization in the United States

This report from ECPAT International “is intended to provide a framework for promoting recognition and understanding of the real risks of violence for children and young people in cyberspace and through the use of new technologies, in particular the internet and mobile phones."
Violence Against Children in Cyberspace

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