Swipe Left on Dating (App) Violence

Swipe Left on Dating (App) Violence


From 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM ET

At Online via Zoom


Presented by the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault / Sam Skaller sam@svfreenyc.org

With the world’s ever-evolving technological landscape and increased reliance on technology during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an unfortunate increase in instances of cyber-sexual violence perpetrated against high school and college students. So what do we do to combat this rapidly growing form of violence against students?

Through an intersectional sex positive approach, the first part of this workshop will discuss safer ways in which to engage in healthier cyber sex consensually. Together, we will define what affirmative cyber consent is and is not by looking at commonly used dating apps. The second part of this workshop will discuss existing federal and state protections available to survivors and victims of cyber sexual violence. In addition to understanding your legal rights, participants will leave this workshop with a list of comprehensive resources for survivors and victims of cyber sexual violence and best practices for overall cyber safety on common dating apps.

Presenter, Sam Skaller (she/they), Senior Campus Coordinator

Sam Skaller (she/they) is an queer, white, Jewish educator and advocate born and raised in New York State. They work at the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault as the Senior Campus Coordinator. Sam runs the Alliance’s Campus Program in its partnership with 12 different campuses across NYC by delivering workshops and providing sexual misconduct policy support to administrators, faculty, and students. Before joining the Alliance in 2019, Sam worked with the national It’s On Us Campaign since its inception in 2014. She received her undergraduate degree in music performance and music history at Syracuse University and her master’s degree in musicology and gender studies at McGill University.

***Zoom Link will be provided the morning of the event***

***Registration open to anyone, with specific emphasis on College & High School Students, Parents and Guardians of College and High School Students, Sexual Violence Prevention Advocates, and School Administrators


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