Technology Guide for Judges

This guide describes popular current technology platforms and terms that may arise in cases involving technology abuse. It is divided into five categories: Social Networking, Group Messaging and Video Chat, Discussion Forums, Location Services, and Anonymous Browsers. (Posted with permission from the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges.)

Technology Functions Tool for Judges

Intended specifically for judges, this guide describes primary functions, security features, and modes of access for popular online technologies such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and several others.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Do you know the meanings behind emojis? Test your tech savvy skills by taking this short emoji quiz and find out!

The number of court cases involving the use of emojis is on the rise, and judges are faced with the challenge of interpreting their meaning as well as admitting them into the record as evidence. How well do you think you know these emojis? Download the quiz and test your emoji knowledge. Check out the answers after you test your skills.

Name That Platform!

Are you on social media? Do you know a lot about online platforms? Take this quiz to test your knowledge!

As litigants use new services and social media platforms to communicate and interact, it can be difficult to know all the various platforms and how they operate. Download the Name that Platform! quiz and see if you know the names and functions of common technologies. Check out the answer sheet after you test your skills.

Technology Safety and Privacy: A Toolkit for Survivors

Geared toward survivors, this toolkit contains safety tips and privacy strategies to use technology more safely and securely. Topics range from online safety to securing devices to the internet of things.

Legal Systems Toolkit: Understanding & Investigating Technology Misuse

This toolkit is for legal system stakeholders (law enforcement, attorneys, court personnel, community corrections, and others) to help identify technology that is relevant to a case and how to use technology evidence to hold offenders accountable.

Agency’s Use of Technology: Best Practices & Policies Toolkit

The resources in this toolkit provide domestic violence programs, sexual assault crisis centers, and victim service agencies with a deeper understanding of how to use technology safely and securely when communicating and working with survivors.

© 2019 National Network to End Domestic Violence, Safety Net Project. This toolkit is funded through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this web site and toolkit (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).