Make a Plan
Technology can be a powerful tool. Phones and computers allow victim-survivors to gather important information, connect with supports and reach out for help.
Unfortunately, abusers often use technology as a tool to control or harass victim-survivors. Survivors report that abusers monitor and track them, expose their private information and set up fake profiles on social media.
Some survivors choose—or are forced—to avoid using technology such as cell phones. But it may not be realistic or desirable for survivors to limit or discontinue using technology. Advocates are available to talk with victim-survivors about how to make a plan for safety that considers the pros and cons of technology.
For resources on technology and abuse, visit our resource page.