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  • Smart Home Technology Is Being Used Against Survivors

    Abusers unlock doors, change temperatures, listen in on cameras, as a new way to torture | As if there aren’t enough psychological ways to torment survivors of domesti... read more

  • App Aims to End Revenge Porn

    Consent from both parties is required before filming or viewing videos | Real talk: There are many people out there who like to capture their bodies on film in an adul... read more

  • 8 Tips for Social Media Safety

    Keep stalkers from using your social media against you | We’re more connected to each other now than ever before—at least online. And it’s all thanks to social media. ... read more

  • App Review: For Coeds and Cadets

    The pros and cons of two new apps aimed to help keep you safe | It’s women between the ages of 20 and 24 who are most likely to be abused by an intimate partner. An... read more

  • Survivors Wanted to Test New App

    Danger assessment app will focus on immigrants and Native Americans | Researchers at John Hopkins University are looking for survivors to give their new danger asse... read more

  • When 911 Can't Find You

    Calling for help from a cell phone might make it hard to track you down. Smart911 helps emergency responders get to you | True or false? If you call 911 from a cell... read more

  • Apps Help Survivors' Messages Stay Secret

    The potential and pitfalls of new messaging technology | Texting is a great way to communicate, especially since it can be more private than a phone call and quicke... read more

  • High-Tech Stalking Tactics

    How abusers are faking phone calls and tracking victims through their online photos | Technology has given us many gifts: Phones that are also cameras. Cars that re... read more

  • Stay Safe: Know When Your Abuser Gets Out

    Sign up for victim notifications so you can be prepared for when your abuser is let out of prison | Like many other survivors of domestic violence,  Mar... read more

  • Online Virtual Therapy

    We try out two Internet therapy sites to see if they really do have healing powers | Talking through trauma with a therapist is something survivors of domestic viol... read more

  • Abusers Go Online

    Just as technology expands, so do the ways abusers harass their victims | Cyber-abuse once was narrowly thought of as cyberbullying and online name-calling, and was... read more

  • Ask Amanda: How Can I Stop My Cyberstalker?

    Document everything and don’t ever reply | Q: Even though I broke up with my abusive ex-boyfriend six months ago, he continues harassing me with texts and Facebook me... read more

  • Safer Searching Online

    Two search engines help you search the web more covertly | Survivors of domestic violence live in constant scrutiny. Their abusers typically watch and know of their... read more

  • Smartphone Apps that Help You Document Abuse

    Retain notes, text, audio, video, images | It’s unfortunate but true: Domestic violence happens over and over and often, and it can take numerous incidents before j... read more

  • The New Cyberstalking

    Technology means abusers have more ways to stalk than ever before | Google “cyberstalking” and you’ll find plenty of tips on how to protect yourself from creepy str... read more