Technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV) is when technology (such as a smartphone, computer, Smartwatch, or a Smart home device) is misused to commit violent abusive acts such as domestic violence, harassment, stalking, sexual assault, impersonation, extortion, and the non-consensual filming and sharing of intimate images.

You Can Stay Safe Online

Tech abuse is often part of a wider pattern of abuse. If you believe you are being stalked, harassed, or threatened via technology, trust your instincts. You are not alone. The toolkits below provide information helpful to survivors of tech-facilitated gender-based violence increase privacy and plan for safer tech use. If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number. You can also contact an anti-violence worker to get more information and support on options and local resources. Go to to find a shelter near you.


  • 1.0 The Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit

    Includes safety tips, general information, and strategies to use technology safely and increase privacy, as well as tips on securing devices and using specific platforms and technology.

  • 2.0 Tech Safety Planning Toolkit

    Includes safety planning information to strategically use technology in ways that can enhance safety and take back some control.

  • 3.0 Preserving Digital Evidence Toolkit

    This toolkit helps women, youth, gender-diverse people, and frontline workers preserve digital evidence in circumstances involving technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV). It acts as a guide to learn about the laws and best practices surrounding digital evidence preservation and the potential use of this evidence in cases involving technology-facilitated violence

  • 4.0 Legal Remedies for Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence Toolkit

    This toolkit is a guide to help women, youth, gender-diverse people, and anti-violence workers better understand the legal causes of action available in response to various forms of TFGBV.

  • 6.0 Teen Digital Dating Violence Toolkit

    This toolkit includes resources to help teens identify whether digital dating violence is happening to them and provides information, tips, and ideas for what to do and what kind of help is available. 

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