The Office of the eSafety Commissioner promotes online safety education for Australian young people, educators and parents. It also provides a complaints mechanism for young people who experience serious cyberbullying, and for Australians to report illegal or offensive online content.
Expert: Rosalie O’Neale
Rosalie O’Neale is a program manager of eSafetyWomen at the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. Established in July 2015, the Office administers a new cyberbullying complaints scheme, and provides a substantive range of information and resources to empower all Australians to enjoy the benefits of being online whilst staying safe. Rosalie, most recently has been involved in the development of resources to assist women targeted by technology-facilitated abuse (see www.esafety.gov.au/women) and was involved in a new initiative – Digital Literacy for Older Australians
One in four women have experienced emotional abuse from a partner, and one in six have experienced physical or sexual abuse, and increasingly technology is being used to perpetuate this abuse. In this presentation, Rosalie O'Neale, who manages the eSafety Women program for the eSafety Commissioner, takes a look at the different forms of tech-facilitated abuse, reveals some of the red flags that indicate this is occurring, discusses who is most at risk and at what point in their lives, and discusses why medical practitioners are well-placed to help.
- Overview of tech-facilitated abuse – the forms that it takes, and a checklist of red flags
- Role of medical practitioners – why you are well placed to help
- In-depth look at surveillance devices and apps and image-based abuse
- Outlines who is most vulnerable and at what points in their life
- Guidance on how to take a tech check-up
- A look at why children must be involved in the solution
- Source safety guides, support and legal resources
Digital Technology and Domestic Violence (29 mins of CPD)
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