Tech Abuse of Children & Young People
Target Group: All professionals who work with children and young people in Lewisham.
Trainer: Emma Peterson, Athena Service, Refuge
Dates & Times: Monday 5th July 2021, 10am until 4pm
Monday 4th October 2021, 8:30am until 2:30pm
Monday 1st November 2021, 10am until 4pm
Monday 1st February 2022, 8:30am until 2:30pm
Monday 1st March 2022, 10am until 4pm
Delegates: 20 places
Aims and Objectives
Modern technology gives perpetrators ever-growing ways to stalk, isolate and control survivors using the tools of everyday life.
Across Refuge’s services, perpetrators – partners and ex-partners – are increasingly using technology to facilitate their abuse of the survivors we support. Abusers can and have gained access to survivor’s personal and home devices, their online accounts and even children’s toys and devices.
For young people, technology is often used by peers, partners, gang-members and family-members to groom, exploit, control and harass them. This training is aimed at professionals who work with young people to help them identify different ways in which technology can be used to facilitate the abuse of young people.
By attending this course, participants will be able to:
• Identify tech abuse and its intersection with all strands of VAWG
• Recognise how technology can be used to jeopardise young people’s safety
• Assess the risk factors involved in cases where technology is being used as an abusing factor
• Distinguish between different forms of technological abuse affecting young people
• Understand different ways to empower young people to use technology safely and positively