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As a state coalition providing TA to community centers, it is hard to define our target audience on social media, especially Facebook. How do you determine which, out of all varying-awareness stakeholders...
Kristen Ortego
02/25/2014
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There is a lot of research on victimization (specifically, cybervictims) but not a lot on parents or their responsibilities. How can parents and victims reach out to each other more (for help and preventio...
Tim Oblad
09/24/2012
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Lisa Alley
01/22/2014
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Social media - especially Facebook - has shown signs of being very controlling over how some groups operate. Specifically, the new 'upgrade' software, without which many groups will be dismantled. Is that...
Levi
05/24/2011
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How can we perhaps improve what we do with or without using social media to assist crime victims?
Kitana
05/24/2011
arrow icon I think the use of social media is effective only on a case ...
Kelly
04/10/2013
arrow icon I have a hard time seeing the benefit of useing socail media...
Melissa
12/21/2012
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Do you believe that victims of crime are more or less shrouded in silence as a result of the increase in technology and the ability to self-disclose easily to a majority of people?
Alyssa
05/24/2011
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Rachel Chapple
07/22/2013
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JAMES
02/13/2013
arrow icon Yes, I believe more are forced into silence. I also believe...
plcaudell
02/05/2013
arrow icon Well it depends. There are many tech tools that may enable v...
Safety Net
05/25/2011
arrow icon Our most difficult audience to reach via SM has been victims...
CalVCP
05/24/2011
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I am interested in using Facebook to network with other organizations that assist child victims of abuse, neglect, and violence. Can anyone recommend other organizations on Facebook I can friend?
Efua Andoh
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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What types of social media that are being used to assist crime victims?
Kitana
05/24/2011
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AMY
04/19/2012
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How often do victim's come for services?
Dottie
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/25/2011
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I would like to hear your general opinion on how it is being used by victim service providers. I have heard the opposite that victims are moving away from technology because their offenders can find them ...
Kelly
05/24/2011
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05/24/2011
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When assisting victims obtain protection ordersinjunctions, is it necessary or recommended to specify social media as one form of unwanted contact from the defendant or abuser? Or do you think this would t...
Alona D.
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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As a government agency, we have trouble promoting our social media sites with other government workers. For example, we want the county victim advocates to be connected to us but many have restrictions fro...
Lauren
05/24/2011
arrow icon :This sounds like a policy issue. Even though we understand ...
Safety Net
05/24/2011
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Do you have any suggestions for growing your Facebook fans? Anything besides the basic asking your friends to suggest your page, etc.?
Lauren
05/24/2011
arrow icon Hi Lauren! Good question. A few suggestions: You can start...
Safety Net
05/24/2011
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What tips can you offer a victim of DV around making information available to perpetrators who may get heads up on what a victim is doing to get safety??
Tambi Sault
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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How do we know what youtub videos and website links are professional and appropriate to refer too?
Julie
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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We are finding that offenders are using social media sites to intimidate victims. If they have a pre-existing page, they have family or gang members continue to post comments, pictures, and especially dero...
Victoria
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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Can you point us to a guide for getting started? We're a service provider in a rural community, not currently using social media but interested in increasing victim awareness of our services, while not com...
Deborah
05/24/2011
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CalVCP
05/24/2011
arrow icon Good question! NNEDV has a bunch of Technology Safety Resour...
Safety Net
05/24/2011
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Do you use Facebook as a forum for providing assistance to crime victims? Have you used Facebook or another social media forum to provide continuing assistance to individuals who are enrolled or have part...
NKufuor
05/24/2011
arrow icon The CA Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) uses FB to reach...
CalVCP
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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What kind of guidelines can we provide parents who want to use social media in the search of their missing child? Thanks!
Caseworker
05/24/2011
arrow icon I'd mention that if a child does go missing, a parent (abusi...
Safety Net
05/24/2011
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Child Quest
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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Can social media activity be admitted into criminal proceedings as evidence, and how do the courts view this in aiding a criminal case?
Beth
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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Do you have any suggestions on using social media postings as evidence of domestic violence?
Meghan
05/24/2011
arrow icon You can use social media postings as evidence of domestic vi...
Safety Net
05/24/2011
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What are the key considerations for advocates who are working with survivors and their use of social media in communication, ie text messages, etc.?
Jennifer F.
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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What are some ways/suggestions for introducing 'difficult' staff to social media and its benefits when they may be resistant to change (see social media as security threats and refuse to even have a perso...
ShellyH
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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What are many federal/state agencies doing with social media to assist crime victims.
VWU
05/24/2011
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Safety Net
05/24/2011
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With so much information being so easy to get on-line is it harder to keep victims safe?
Yolanda Henders
05/24/2011
arrow icon I have found that there are pros and cons using social media...
James
06/18/2012
arrow icon Basically, information about victims should never be posted ...
Safety Net
05/24/2011
arrow icon YES. it is! This is why it's so important to have state, ter...
Safety Net
05/24/2011
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Victoria
05/24/2011
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