Your computer use can be monitored by others! Consider using a public computer or a friend's computer. Please read these computer safety tips or Leave the site
Your computer use can be monitored and may be impossible to conceal. If you are in danger, find a safer computer, or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.
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Email is not a safe way to talk to someone about the abuse in your life. Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.
There are hundreds of ways to record everything you do on the computer and what you access on the Internet.
If you think your activities are being monitored, they probably are. Use a computer at a public library or friend's house to access information. Any indication of leaving your situation could put you in danger.
It is not possible to delete or clear all computer "footprints". Erasing or deleting files could also alert your abuser and possibly increase your danger.
Do not let your computer save your passwords.
Spyware can be installed easily and is hard to detect. Every key stroke or web page viewed is recorded and seen by your abuser.
If you receive harassing emails, save them as evidence.
Use a private browsing method such as "New Private Window", "New Incognito Window", or "InPrivate Browsing".
Use a web-based email service like Gmail.
Choose passwords that are not easy to guess and change passwords often.
Keep your files on a removable disk and put passwords on them to deter access.
Your computer use can be monitored in a variety of ways, and may be impossible to erase or conceal. If you are in danger, leave this website. Find a safer computer, or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.