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Digital Safety

Worried about someone tracking your activity on this site?

Every page of this site has a “quick exit” button. When you click this button:

  • You will be redirected to a blank www.google.com search page 
  • Please note your browser history (list of pages you’ve visited) may include any pages you’ve visited on this site

To increase your safe use of online resources:

  • Check which internet browser you are using; some are more secure than others. Suggested browsers for viewing this site privately include: 
  • Use a computer/device that anyone unsafe hasn’t had/doesn’t have contact to. For example, borrowing a mobile device or utilizing a computer at an internet/Gaming Cafe, public library, a friend’s house, or a social service agency
  • Check and edit your computer activity history.  On Chrome, Edge and Safari Browsers, Ctrl+H  will open the browsing history and Ctrl+J will open the download history.
  • Consider if sudden changes in your internet history (for example, erasing the entire history when you don’t normally do this) might alert someone tracking you to a change in your behaviour and increase risk
  • Check out the ‘new device checklist’ from “Get Cyber Safe” for quick tips on increasing device security: https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/en/resources/new-device-checklist

Access further information on online safety via the NNEDV Safety Net Project.

Looking for resources to increase workplace or client digital safety?

OAITH Courses & Training

"Gender-Based Violence, Technology and Safety" is a self-paced course within OAITH’s Training Hub focused on assisting learners in gaining a greater understanding of the intersections of gender-based violence and technology. The overall focus of the course is increasing capacity to promote safety of survivors of technology-facilitated violence. Technology will be explored both as a tool of and platform for gender-based violence, but also as a resource to understand risk and increase safety.

Virtual Service Delivery Resources

Three new resources focused on virtual service delivery are now available from OAITH, developed with funding from the Roger's Foundation. "Emerging Stronger: Promising Practices In Virtual Service Delivery" includes documents designed to assist organizations in increasing capacity related to virtual gender-based violence service delivery, including:

-A Promising Practices Guide, informed by research with Ontario VAW shelters focused on current needs, challenges, and successes.

-A Virtual Service Delivery related Resource Guide

-Virtual Service Delivery Policy Templates

 Topics addressed within project resources include: 

  • The context of Virtual Service Delivery 
  • Supporting Survivors To Select The Best Ways To Connect
  • Reducing Stigma: Exploring the intersections between trauma, race and criminalization
  • Are You Considering Starting A New Virtual Service?
  • Considerations When Choosing Technology
  • Collecting Client Information
  • Healthy Practices For Organizations
  • Video Call Checklist
  • More Inclusive Video Calls
  • Implementing A Chat Service
  • Email: A Problem With Solutions
  • Virtual Service Assessment

Access Emerging Stronger: Promising Practices In Virtual Service Delivery  here.

Access Emerging Stronger: Virtual Service Delivery Resource Guide here

Access Emerging Stronger: Virtual Service Delivery Policy Templates here

Please reach out to us with any concerns, suggestions or questions related to utilizing this site safely: info@oaith.ca