Monash University and RMIT University have received funding by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) and the Australian Government to research gaps in our knowledge of technology facilitated abuse. Technology-facilitated abuse involves the use of mobile and digital technologies in interpersonal harms such as online sexual harassment, stalking and image-based abuse.
Australian research has shown that technology-facilitated abuse is a growing problem, in particular, as a tool used by perpetrators of gender-based violence.
Researchers are seeking community, health, legal, mental health and human services sector professionals to complete a 20-minute anonymous online survey on technology-facilitated abuse. The practice-based knowledge held by those in these sectors, who work directly with clients experiencing technology-facilitated abuse, will be vital. The survey will examine:
- The extent to which you have serviced clients experiencing or using technology-facilitated abuse;
- Forms of abusive tactics experienced;
- The training and resources available for workers in understanding and responding to technology-facilitated abuse;
- Gaps and/or challenges workers face in supporting clients experiencing technology-facilitated abuse and/or providing prevention strategies and programs.
The researchers are particularly keen to receive input from workers of diverse backgrounds and/or who work with clients of diverse backgrounds.
The link to the survey can be found here:Take the Survey
Or you can copy and paste this link into your web browser: https://rmit.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8bM5iNhlwMnJCfP
If you would like more information about the survey, please contact Associate Professor Asher Flynn (Monash University) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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