At Kyabra the safety needs of people who experience domestic and family violence are prioritised. Making a safety plan is important whether you are staying in the relationship, planning to leave or have already left.
How to Browse Safely On This Site
If you need to exit this site quickly press the ‘Quick Exit’ button in the top right hand corner of the page. This will take you out of this website and a Google home page will be shown instead. Once you are out of the site please make sure you close the browser window as the page can still be found by clicking the back arrow.
Please note the browser history will not be deleted. Every web browser has an option to delete your history. You can Google guides on how to do this for Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. Your search history will also need to be deleted for the search engine that you use such as Google, Bing etc.
Please go to Wesnet here for further information about how to browse safely online.
Making a Safety Plan
Kyabra can assist you to make an individualised safety plan according to your needs. Please contact Kyabra here to discuss.
The following questions are useful to consider when making a safety plan:
- What you are most worried about in terms of your safety? This includes your physical and emotional safety and the safety of your children.
- What are you currently doing to keep yourself safe?
- Do you have any current supports? This includes any friends you can talk to, family or other community services you may be involved with.
- Think about what needs to happen about your safety now and how best services can support you.
- How will you know when you need to carry out your safety plan? What are the potential triggers?
- Can you think of anyone you can share your safety plan with?
For detailed information about safety planning please go to DVConnect here.
Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has information for women, girls and non-binary people (aged 15+) with disabilities on safety and violence. Click here to go to the website.
Using Technology Safely
Using technology safely is part of a safety plan. For instance, smart phones can be used to track your location, and used as a means to send you abusive and threatening messages. Computers, laptops and tablets can also be used to track your location and other people can put software on them to monitor your search history and look at your emails and even to hack your accounts.
The Women’s Technology Safety & Privacy Toolkit, created by the Safety Net Australia Project at WESNET, is for women experiencing tech abuse to learn how they can increase their technology, safety and privacy and be accessed here.
The following subjects are included in this toolkit:
- Smartphone privacy and security guides for iPhone and android phones.
- Smartphones and location safety strategies and mobile spyware
- How to safely set up a phone or device.
- Tech abuse and stalking online.
- Technology safety planning
- Dealing with harassing calls and text messages.
- Computer and laptop security tips.
- Securing your home Wi-Fi.
- Connected cars safety and privacy concerns.
- Social media and gaming safety online.
- App safety centre for mobile apps that have been developed for survivors experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Image based abuse
Please note we are also a safe phone provider under the Telstra Safe Connections program through Wesnet. Please contact us here for eligibility criteria and further information.
For information on services that offer safety upgrades for your home please go to the Domestic and Family Violence Resources page here.
Please use the contact us button below for information about how to contact the service if you need an interpreter, if you are deaf, hearing impaired, or have difficulty speaking. This page will also tell you how to contact the service by phone, email or web chat.