Location, Location, Location (practitioner only)

A webinar for practitioners supporting victim-survivors of intimate partner violence experiencing online or other forms of technology abuse. The WESNET webinars are designed specifically for practitioners in the field to increase their practice-based knowledge and learn skills to effectively disrupt, prevent and respond to technology facilitated abuse.

About the workshop

This one-hour webinar covers the ways in how victim-survivors may be located, monitored, and surveilled through technology by abusers.

This webinar explores the more commonly used tactics including tracking through purpose-built trackers, inbuilt applications (apps) like ‘Find My’, or through viewing account data, through to the more complex tactics such as accessing the backend of accounts and apps, extracting geolocation data, or using malware such as stalkerware or spyware. Attendees will learn how this type of abuse can occur, how to identify the technology being used, where to look for evidence, what to do about it, and how to protect against the likelihood of it occurring.

This webinar will:

Help participants understand the privacy, safety and security issues concerning tracking using technology through a domestic violence lens.

Outline the ways commonly used apps, accounts, and devices may be misused by abusers to locate victim-survivors.

Educate on where to look and what to document if apps, accounts, or devices are suspected of being compromised.

Describe the behaviours and actions that can help prevent an app, account, or device being misappropriated by abusers to stalk or monitor victim-survivors.

Build participant confidence in determining the likelihood of an app, account, or device being misused to stalk or monitor through inspecting the technology and discussing with the victim-survivor

Cover strategies around securing apps, accounts, and devices and the associated safety considerations of each.

Strengthen participants’ safety planning knowledge around smartphones and software.

Reference tech support resources on and the option of phone referrals where complex technology-facilitated abuse is occurring.

Who should attend?

Practitioners who work in the domestic, family and sexual violence sectors


$11 (incl. GST) which includes access to the entire Technology Facilitated Abuse Series.

Ticket price includes registration for all 6 Technology Facilitated Abuse Series webinars. You will receive an email containing an individual link for each webinar in the days before the event. If you do not wish to attend a specific webinar, please disregard the email.


Register for the workshop via Eventbrite

About the facilitators

Presented by Jo Colautti, Wesnet Technology Safety Specialist

Joanna Colautti is a Technology Safety Specialist for WESNET where she provides training and technical advice on technology safety issues to front-line service providers. Prior to joining WESNET Joanna worked as a domestic violence solicitor at Djirra (previously known as the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service Victoria), civil law/family law solicitor at Legal Aid NSW, domestic violence solicitor at Women’s Legal Service QLD and Early Intervention Family Law Solicitor/ Domestic Violence Solicitor at the Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre. Joanna has extensive experience working directly with clients who have experienced domestic and/ or family violence and assisting them with the legal issues that arise as a result of experiencing this abuse. Joanna provided face to face legal advice, casework assistance and court advocacy in the legal areas of family law, child protection, domestic violence orders, debt and victims compensation.

Presented by Sarah Biordi, Wesnet Technology Safety Specialist

Sarah Biordi joined the WESNET team with a background in statistics and clinical research with extensive face-to face and front-of camera training experience. Sarah’s zeal regarding all matters tech, and a desire to see it used for the better good, fits well with her role as a Technology Safety Specialist. Sarah feels honoured to be in a position to support women and children suffering family and domestic violence through WESNET’s Safety Net Australia Project.

Sarah led the ACCAN-funded WESNET App Safety Centre project which impartially reviewed and assessed some popular safety, security and privacy apps.



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