Computer Safety

Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.

    • Did you know that you can monitor someone’s computer use without the user knowing?
    • Did you know that a “history” cannot be completely erased from a computer?
    • Did you know that cell phone use can be monitored?
    • Did you know that a global positioning system (GPS) can be placed on your car, in your purse or in your cell phone?
    • Did you know the some court systems are placing court records online and that they may contain personal information?
    • Did you know that e-mail is like a postcard and can be intercepted?

Technology is ever-changing, and it can be used to jeopardize your safety or as a means to ensure your safety.  Technology is a powerful tool for someone leaving a domestic violence situation, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline can help a caller, whether victim, friend or family member, plan to use all aspects of technology safely.

 National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224


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