In today’s world, technology is unavoidable and constantly changing. Although many forms of technology offer services and survivors opportunities for support and safeguarding, they also offer perpetrators a new toolbox of ways to stalk, exploit, isolate and control women and children. This briefing paper aims to present an overview of the current and emerging risks, and considers potential opportunities and safety planning tips. As new forms of tech emerge daily, all service providers should aim to keep up to date with the latest risks and developments. The resources section at the end of the briefing provides a useful list of organisations and tools to help with this.


This briefing is created by AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)

It is produced by funding from London Councils for the Ascent Support Services to Organisations project. 

About Ascent

Ascent is a partnership project undertaken by the London Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Consortium, delivering a range of services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, under six themes, funded by London Councils. The second tier support project aims to address the long term sustainability needs of organisations providing services to those affected by sexual and domestic violence. The project seeks to improve the quality of such services across London by providing a range of training and support. 

Women’s Resource Centre is the lead partner in the Support Services Strand where we work together with 5 partner organisations:

Rights of Women


Women and Girls Network

Against Violence and Abuse (AVA)


Find out more about the Ascent project here.

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