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.
Everyone Can Stay Safe Online
As an anti-violence worker, social worker, friend, family member, colleague, or another supporter, your help can make a huge difference to someone experiencing TFGBV. Technology misuse is becoming an increasingly common form of gender-based violence. Technology is not the problem; the problem is the underlying pattern of violent and misogynist behaviour that presents itself in digital forms. Because of the prevalence of technological devices today, their use can extend the reach of abuse. The toolkits below provide information and helpful strategies for those supporting survivors of TFGBV.