Staying safe online
April 14, 2020 at 9:55 am #4275
As most of us are working remotely and trying to help survivors who are also remote, we spend a lot of time on the internet looking for answers. The folks at NNEDV’s Safety Net project have some new resources that can help survivors in their quest for answers while staying safe:
- Tips for Helping a Friend Experiencing Domestic Abuse During COVID-19: a joint guide with Facebook
- Seeking Help Online: National Resources & Considerations for Safety and Privacy During a Public Health Crisis: for survivors
Anyone else have any really great resources to share?
April 16, 2020 at 12:39 pm #4282
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I thought NNEDV’s page about how abusive partners are using Coronavirus as a scare tactic and tool of manipulation was interesting:
April 28, 2020 at 9:26 am #4291
Thanks for sharing that resource Stephanie. It is always interesting to me (and a bit disheartening) how abusive partners can continue to find new ways to control and abuse their partners. I also worry about the compounding stress and anxiety that survivors may feel as they manage the abuse in their lives and the constant barrage of negative news stories. I found this brief article online about ways to cope with what they are calling “Headline Stress Disorder”.
May 5, 2020 at 1:52 pm #4297
The Battered Women’s Justice Project has produced this short 7 minute video on ways abusive partners are using coercive control in the pandemic. You can access it here: Coercive Control During COVID-19: New Tactics.
Do these tactics resonate with what you are hearing from survivors?
May 12, 2020 at 5:49 am #4307
I came across this article from MilitaryOneSource that has really helpful tips about how to document online abuse.
I once also had a client who took screen shots of her emails and texted them to her sister. When her partner figured out how to delete her email account, she still had a record.
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