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Social Media Self Defence for women with disabilitiesFree

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  • Community
  • Council
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  • Health and wellbeing
  • Workshop
Join this free interactive workshop will help people with a disability to use social media platforms more safely and to make choices about how to avoid online abuse and protect your own wellbeing.
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Join a free interactive workshop for women, trans women and non-binary people with lived experience of disabilities, including neurodiversity, mental health conditions and chronic illness.  The workshop will provide information on using social media platforms more safely, avoid online abuse and protect your own wellbeing.

Everyone should have the opportunity to use online spaces safely. However we know that women are more likely to be the target of online abuse and women with disabilities and members of the LGBTIQA+ community may face additional abuse.

Presented by eSafety Women, these workshops are free and interactive.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to recognise online abuse experienced by women with disabilities and how it impacts personal and working lives.
  • Explore conversation controls and other privacy and security settings on social media platforms that can empower women to be in control of their social media.
  • Learn how to report to platforms and eSafety.
  • Learn how eSafety can help.

Sessions will encourage discussion and participation through in person activities and online interaction tools

  • recognising online abuse and how to report online abuse
  • protecting your wellbeing.

Event details

In person session

  • Date: Thursday 9 March
  • Time: 10am to 12noon
  • Venue: Maroondah Federation Estate

Accessible car parking is available and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Auslan interpreters are available upon request. We are able to cater to other accessibility needs as requested, please ensure to let us know what supports you require via the online registration form

Carers are welcome to attend the session. 

Online session

  • Date: Thursday 9 March
  • Time: 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Venue: Online - Zoom

The online session will offer closed captions and Auslan interpreters available upon request. Carers are also welcome to join in on the online session. 

When registering, please let us know about your accessibility requirements and other supports to help our planning.

Register online

Bookings close 11.59pm, Monday 6 March.  

Register by email

You can download and complete a hard copy registration form. 

Social Media Self Defence for women with a disability registration form  (pdf, 58KB)

Please email the completed form to:

Further information

The Social Media Self Defence Training for Women with disabilities is a partnership between eSafetyWomen Maroondah City Council and the Margins to the Mainstream: preventing violence against women with disabilities Project coordinated by Women’s Health East

For more information contact Council’s Free From Violence project officer.


Date and Time

  • Thursday, 09 March 2023 - 2.00PM to 3.30PM
    Past event
  • Thursday, 09 March 2023 - 10.00AM to 12.00PM
    Past event




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