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eSafety for Women training - free two-hour workshops

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eSafety for Women training - free two-hour workshops

One in four Australian women has experienced emotional abuse from a current or former partner, and one in six Australian women has experienced violence from a current or former partner.* In most cases this abuse and violence includes the use of technology to abuse, control and stalk.**

Empowering women to take control online

Safe access to technology is crucial for women so they can stay connected to their family and friends, engage with the world, and get information and support.

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner and WESNET will be jointly delivering first-level training to raise awareness of technology-facilitated abuse and what can be done about it.

This presentation has been created by the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner and WESNET, with support from the Department of Social Services. The presentation is a two-hour workshop for frontline and specialist staff, mainstream professionals and those volunteering in the domestic violence field.

The workshops will give participants:

  • a detailed understanding of how technology-facilitated abuse can occur
  • the knowledge and confidence to support women and families experiencing or recovering from this type of abuse.

Register to attend a workshop

Participants will be equipped to assist clients to take control of the technology they are using - to make changes to reduce technology risks, information on how to access a new phone under the WESNET Telstra Safe Connections program and enhance safety for themselves and their families.

Scheduled workshops

Please visit the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissoner for dates, locations and to register.

Hosting a workshop

The trainer may be able to present onsite, if your organisation has 10 or more staff members who would like to participate in a workshop.


*Australian Bureau of Statistics 2012, Personal Safety, cat. no. 4906.0

**Women’s Legal Service NSW, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria and WESNET (2015) ReCharge: women’s technology safety, legal resources, research and training. National study findings 2015

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - 10:00amWednesday, 5 April 2017 - 12:00pm

Various states and locations




The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner and WESNET


Click on the 'Register' button below to go to the website for registration

Please contact The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner or WESNET if you require any assistance with your registration.