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Webinars and other events

Presented by

Susan Swain & Karen Bentley

Wednesday 26 March 2020

11:30AM SA
11:00AM QLD
10:30AM NT
09:00AM WA

COST: $65

Online safety for frontline workers

Working in the SADFV sector as a frontline worker can bring potential risks to privacy and security.  In today’s world, understanding how to maintain your privacy and security in the online world is a valuable skill for workers that may want to keep a big separation between work and personal lives.  In this webinar, tech safety experts from WESNET will outline some key steps you can take to keep on top of your privacy and security. 

WESNET Members can use free tickets to access this webinar or apply the standard WESNET discount.  Please contact us on 1800WESNET for your discount code. 

Upcoming webinars

Choosing Apps for Survivors of DFV 

23 September 2020

There are  more than 2 million apps are available in the Apple App store and in the Google Play store. In the past few years, a plethora of safety apps have been developed specifically for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. WESNET, in partnership with Monash University and Western Sydney University, have been funded by ACCAN to review and assess these mobile safety apps, and we will summarise our findings in this webinar so that victims and the front-line workers who support them can confidently choose an app that works best for them. 

Cost:free (this webinar is brought to you as part of a project funded by ACCAN)

Past webinars

Keeping Women Safe in a Digital World

In conversation with Mia Garlick (Facebook) and Karen Bentley (National Director WESNET) 

Join us for a special industry briefing for the Australian domestic and family violence sector on keeping women safe in a digital world.  Karen Bentley, National Director of WESNET and expert in the intersection of violence against women and technology will host the webinar and provide some insights into the particular issues domestic and family violence survivors might face being online. Mia Garlick, Facebook’s Director of Policy for Australia & New Zealand will talk about some of the tools and features built into Facebook and Instagram that promote privacy and safety. This will provide domestic and family violence practitioners with an up to date look at the security and privacy features of Facebook and Instagram, two of the most commonly used social media platforms in Australia today. 

Help your clients understand how to make their accounts secure and what to do if abuse happens.  

The session will also feature Alisha Elliott, Head of Programs from Facebook, sharing some of the tools and resources on how to build and manage communities online and some local best practice examples.  

There’ll be time for Q&A and discussion at the end of the session.

When:  21 May 2020

1.00PM Aotearoa New Zealand
11:00AM East Australia
10.30AM Central Australia
9:00AM West Australia

Please note this webinar will only be available live and will not be recorded. 


Early Bird is now open! 

WESNET will be hosting the fourth Technology Safety Summit in Melbourne on 14-15 May 2020.  

For more information and to register visit the conference website.