Safe Connections 2.0
The SafeConnections Project is a partnership between Telstra and WESNET Safety Net Australia. Telstra donates smartphones with pre-paid credit and WESNET distributes the phones through participating frontline agencies to survivors of domestic and family violence, sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women.
In addition, WESNET has been funded by the Federal Government to provide training and resources to front-line workers so they can support women experiencing technology facilitated abuse. The training covers all the ways that smart phones can be misused by perpetrators, how to help women be safer on technology, document abuse that later may help them hold their abusers accountable, and how workers can safely provide the phones to women impacted by gender-based violence.