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Have you ever been or are you currently experiencing online violence? Here are resources intended to help navigate targeted harassment online.
Are you looking to educate and inform others about how they can proactively avoid either becoming an online target or a harasser? Key resources for a range of ages and contexts can be found here.
On this page we are collecting posts from CSOV collaborators who are writing about research ethics and social media in the context of contemporary journalistic practices.
Are you worried your behavior is negatively impacting people or are you looking for general ideas about how to have a healthier online presence for both yourself and others? Here are some places where you can start.
Locking Down Your Digital Identity
Are you concerned about your safety on the web? Click here for some simple strategies for protecting your digital identity.
About Us & Contact
Learn how the The Center for Solutions to Online Violence (CSOV) functions as a virtual hub for a distributed community working to address the myriad forms of violence women and femmes experience in digital spaces. In addressing online harassment, our goal is to improve equity, access, and engagement with digital tools and culture.
The CSOV Community: Steering Collective, The Alchemists & Speaker’s Bureau
The Center for Solutions to Online Violence is a distributed network of activists, advocates, content creators, and educators who want to enable women and feminists to preemptively take steps to ensure control of their online identities and to educate everyone about the many forms of online violence.
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Key Terms and Definitions
A breakdown of terms, phrases and hashtags on topics related to online violence.
Organizations working actively to end online violence and rights infringement.
Ever wonder how some of your favorite sites encourage safe interactions in an online sphere? Here, many popular social networking sites lay out their privacy policies, terms of agreement, and more.
The Mega-Spreadsheet of Resources
A collection of over 300 online resources.
The Law and History of Online Violence
How is the federal government handling online violence, and how far does the history of harassment in online spaces reach into the internet’s collective history?
Here you’ll find the CSOV Research Ethics, Social Media & Accountability video series as well as supplemental videos discussing the social implications of compromised safety in an online setting.
*Our logo is a modified version of the logo for the #tooFEW Wikipedia Edit-a-thon many of us were involved in 2013. When used for #TooFEW, it was part of making the argument that issues of race, gender, and sexuality weren’t adequately represented in Wikipedia. In suggesting it be modified for our purposes now we intend to keep that spirit, particularly seen in the work of the Digital Alchemy group which addresses the disproportionate online violence that women of color face, particularly Black cis and trans women. Read about FemTechNet and the contributors involved with CSOV. Contact us!