South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about “Technology”

Dealing with Danger: Staying safer with online technology

For Family & Friends, Teachers, Workers, Young People

The Dealing with Danger card game is designed to assist discussion with those who have a cognitive impairment about what to do when faced with common online situations.

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Does posting in an online community encourage young people to disclose sexual assault or abuse?

For Students, Workers

In 2010 Lisa Smith from the Australian Catholic University conducted research for SECASA into the use of online social media by young people in disclosing sexual assault.

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Grooming and predatory behaviour

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Grooming is the criminal activity of becoming friends with a child in order to persuade the child to enter into a sexual relationship.

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Interactive online peer support and counselling options

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Workers

A resource sheet with links to online support options in Australia and overseas.

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Managing internet usage on a Mac

For Family & Friends

First thing you’ll need is to make sure you have at least two separate accounts; an administrator (admin) account and the non-admin parental controlled account. Set up of a new account can be done through the ‘System Preferences’ menu.

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Managing internet usage on a PC

For Family & Friends

The parental control system is automatically available on your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC. It isn’t available on previous versions of windows and therefore older operating systems will require the download of a separate program to add parental controls.

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Online dating

For Young People

In the age of the internet many people choose to use online dating services and on-line chat rooms to hook up. It can be a fun way of meeting new people and of gradually finding out if they are someone you would like to meet in the real world.

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Online peer support and counselling options for victim/survivors of sexual assault

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

In 2011 Michi Forgan and Avrille Burrows, RMIT final year Social Work students, researched and produced information sheets about online oprtions for both peer support and counselling of victim/survivors of sexual assault.

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Respect me. Don't sext me

For Family & Friends, Teachers, Workers, Young People

The "Respect me. Don't sext me" sexting education pack is designed for Australian schools to deliver to 11 - 14 year olds.  The pack is available on these pages as downloads or available to order.

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SECASA client experiences of technologically-facilitated sexual assault and violence

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Students, Workers

In 2014, Belinda Harvey, Social Work students from Monash University, took a placement at SECASA. This study is the result of work completed on her placement.

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SECASA's online “House Rules”

That SECASA’s online community will reflect the aims and objectives of SECASA. These rules cover participation in SECASA’s online presence including our web sites and social network pages. SECASA reserves the right to change this agreement at any time.

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Technology facilitated violence against women

For Female Survivors

Technology facilitated violence against women encompasses using technology to stalk, harass, threaten or distribute degrading images. Specific examples include:

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Technology facilitated violence: Mobile phones

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Smart phone devices are essentially small computers, with abilities far beyond simply calling and messaging people. Many people use their phones as diaries, recording their appointments and setting reminders. GPS functions on phones can be used not only to find places but to track the phone if lost.

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Technology, safety & reporting options

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Students, Teachers, Workers, Young People

This information booklet was originally created in 2011 to assist CASA Counsellor/Advocates when talking with clients about internet based sexual assault and harassment. It was written by SECASA in collaboration with members of Victoria Police Sexual Crimes Squad, now Sexual Taskforce Astraea.

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‘Sexing’ and ‘Sextortion’

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Students, Teachers, Workers, Young People

In 2014 the Victorian government amended the Crimes Act 1958 and the Summary Offences Act 1966 to manage the issue of sexting between young people and provide recourse to victims of “revenge porn” or those who have faced threats of having their images distributed without their permission (sextortion).

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