Computer Safety Tips
How to Protect Yourself
When thinking about the safety, these computer safety tips should be on top of the list for you and your children.
Computers offer us a wealth of help and information, but they can also be dangerous to victims of domestic violence. Please follow these computer safety tips. Abusers often monitor their victims’ phone calls, where they go, and their computer use.
If you feel that they are monitoring you, they probably are.
There are hundreds of ways for someone to track everything you do on the computer and the internet, even if you think you have deleted all history of your usage for that day.
It is not possible to delete
all computer footsteps.
More Computer Safety Tips: Find a Safe Computer
If you think it’s possible that your activities are being monitored on any of your computers, please do not use them because you can be endangering yourself and your children. Please find a safe computer.
Where to find a safe computer:
- Public Library
- At the home of a trusted friend or neighbor
- Computer at work during lunch breaks or after work (Please ask permission first to use a company’s computer for personal use.)
- A local Internet Café
- Ask a friend to do the research you need
- Your church
- His Love Heals,Domestic Violence Help™
Please be safe, we care about you and your children.
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For additional safety tips, resources and help please see:
Domestic Violence Safety Plan
Click here if you need help with: Safety Planning, Living with an Abuser, Preparing to Leave, Creating a False Trail, Packing to Leave, Family Disaster Plan, Cautions for Leaving the Abuser.
Signs of an Abusive Relationship
To the average person, asking yourself "am I being abused?" or not knowing if you are being abused seems strange, but many people who are in abusive relationships have been experiencing some sort of abuse since early childhood. If you’ve been exposed to abusive behavior for years...
Safe at Home
The Safe at Home, Address Confidentiality Program assists crime victims (specifically victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking and stalking) who have relocated to avoid further abuse. It helps participants keep their home, work and/or school address secret by providing a substitute mailing address they can use instead. It also allows clients to register to vote and apply for a marriage licenses without creating public records...
Domestic Abuse Hotline
Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.
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