Internet SafetyPage address: http://www.mnsu.edu/varp/internetsafety.html
Taking all of the actions on this page may not prevent an abuser from discovering your email and internet activity.
The safest way to find information on the internet is to go to a safe computer, for example, your local library, a friend's house, your workplace, or an internet cafe.
Change you password often, do not pick obvious words or numbers for you password, and make sure to include a combination of letters and numbers for your password.
Check out infor about a guide that Facebook created for survivors of abuse here.
We know that technology is ever-changing and an abuser can use it to further jepordize your safety and security.
You can monitor someone’s computer use without the user knowing.
A “history” cannot be completely erased from a computer.
Cell phone use can be monitored.
If an abuser sends you threatening or harrassing email/text/social media messages, you can print and save them as evidence of this abuse.
However, technology can also be a powerful tool for someone leaving a violent relationship, and advocates can help an individual plan to use all aspects of technology safely.
For more information and support, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
For more information, please visit http://www.thehotline.org/get-educated/internet-safety/