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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


Early this year WESNET, along with Dr Delanie Woodlock and researchers from Curtin University, conducted the Second National Survey on Technology Abuse and Domestic Violence. 

Funded by Telstra, the survey was completed by 442 domestic violence workers across all states and territories in Australia. The survey repeats and expands on the original survey conducted in 2015 by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. 

Join us on 24 November as Karen Bentley, CEO of WESNET, and Professor Donna Chung of Curtin University discuss the survey findings. We share the knowledge and insights gained from the 442 domestic and family violence practitioners, such as how perpetrators of domestic violence are misusing technology as a tactic for abuse, threats, monitoring and surveillance. We also explore what has changed over the last five years and gain insights into the way technology is being misused during COVID-19.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with the presenters and the research team Natasha Mahony, Darcee Shulze and Amy Pracilio. 

The Survey Report Publication will be released on 24 November 2020 and will be available here. 

1:00 PM Victoria, NSW, Tasmania
12.30PM SA
12:00PM QLD
11.30AM NT
10:00AM WA

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Past webinars

Missed one of our webinars and would like us to run it again, please click on the button to contact us. 

Choosing Apps for Survivors of DFV

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. 

This webinar was brought to you as part of a project funded by ACCAN.

Keeping women safe in a digital world: in conversation with Facebook

21 May 2020

Presenters: Karen Bentley WESNET, and Mia Garlick, Director of Polcy, Australia 7 New Zealand Facebook.

A special industry briefing for the Australian domestic and family violence sector. 

Recording is not available. Sorry you had to be there.  

Supporting women at a distance during COVID-19

22 April 2020

Presenters: Karen Bentley WESNET, and Dr Ang Jury Women's Refuge NZ.

As COVID hit in March 2020, WESNET and Women's Refuge NZ surveyed the frontline sector about the impact and presented a joint webinar.  

A recording of this webinar can be found here

Spyware Briefing for Frontline Workers

5 February 2020

Presenter: Karen Bentley, National Director WESNET

Tech Safety Expert, Karen Bentley provides a deep dive into what you need to know as a frontline worker about spyware.  

Recording is not available. 

The Unique Roles of Specialist Women's Services in Ending Violence Against Women

18 November 2019

Presenter: Dr Merindahl Andrew, Program Manager AWAVA

Recording is available. 


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.