Safety App Plugin for Women who Experience Dating-App Facilitated Sexualized Violence
While online dating has been available for many years, the increase in modern technology has spurred a growth in the
amount of online dating apps and dating app users. There is reason to believe that as dating moves online, so does
sexualized violence against women. This project will examine how various online dating apps are facilitating experiences
of sexualized violence against women and how their safety can be improved through plugin technology. The findings from
this research are anticipated to create a safer environment for dating app platforms and reduce women’s experiences of
dating app facilitated sexualized violence in Atlantic Canada and beyond.