Understanding Technology Abuse Among Youth



April 15


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Vibrant Emotional Health formerly MHA-NYC - Youth Mental Health

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Zoom Webinar


Understanding Technology Abuse Among Youth

April 15th, 2020  10 am to 12 pm

Facilitated by DayOne (https://www.dayoneny.org/)

Location: Zoom Webinar


Based on guidance from government officials and health experts regarding COVID-19, and in order to ensure the health and safety of all training attendees, Vibrant Training sessions for DYCD-funded program staff will be facilitated online using Zoom through the end of April.  We appreciate your patience with this process, as it is new technology for many of us.  If you are interested in attending this session online, please register through EventBrite, and the updated Zoom links will be sent out via reminder emails.  Thank you!


Target Audience: DYCD-funded Program Staff working in youth development programs


Workshop Description:

50% of young people aged 14-24 have experienced some form of digitally abusive behavior. Because abusive partners often have access to their partners’ phones or passwords, installation of even the most invasive apps can be easy. With intimate partner violence impacting an estimated third of all women and sixth of all men, technology abuse is an increasing area of concern for researchers and advocates alike.

This 2-hour workshop will focus on the influence of youth’s developmental stage on the high incidence of tech abuse in dating relationships. The presenter will provide tips and insights into working with young survivors of tech abuse with an eye on thoughtful and creative advocacy.  

This workshop will equip your staff to:

  • Clarify how technology can be harnessed for safety and used to abuse

  • Learn how to interview survivors in order to identify the forms of tech abuse

  • Identify the level of risk based on answers to identified questions

  • Understand emerging forms of tech abuse including spoofing, spying apps, and non-consensual pornography

  • Safety plan with survivors with a focus on:

    • identifying both risk and protective factors;

    • collecting evidence; and

    • offering possible legal and non-legal options  

  • Recognize the deep impact of tech abuse


Facilitated By: DayOne NY’s Johanna Burgos


Day One partners with New York City youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through preventive education, legal advocacy, supportive services and leadership development. Each program operates on an empowerment model that invests young people in maintaining safe relationships for themselves and their peers. All services for youth are free and available in English and Spanish. Legal services are now available in French as well.




Please contact Cristina Harris (charris@vibrant.org) with any questions.