For each user of this program, there are different realities you are living with. We would like to point out a few tools to be cautious about when using the internet.
• If you believe that you are in danger, please try to use a safer computer.
• Be aware of hacking tools, never stop guarding your back, internet and computer information could be accessed in different ways.
• Do not make any sudden changes to your computer use, it may be suspicious for the abuser.
• If searching for tools to relocate, access websites whose content does not have related information, so that if abuser checks the web site he/she will not be able to make a connection as to why you visited the site.
• Email and Instant/Text Messaging (IM) are not safe or confidential ways to talk to someone about the danger or abuse in your life.
• Look for safer places to use a computer, maybe outside of your home.
• If you believe that someone could be monitoring every step you make, please make sure you take the appropriate measures to protect your self. Anyone CAN DISCOVER YOUR INTERNET ACTIVITIES!
If an abuser knows how to read your history/cache file (automatically saved web pages and
graphics), he or she may be able to see what sites you recently visited. This information may not completely hide your tracks. Many browser types have features that display recently visited sites. The safest way to find information on the Internet, would be to use a computer at your local library, a friend's, or at work.
To clear your cache or empty your history:
Pull-down History menu. Select “show in sidebar” at the bottom of list. A sidebar will open with your recent viewing history. Select “today” or the days you want to delete, and hit the delete button.
Pull-down Tools menu item or click on the tools icon in the upper right corner of the browser window. Select “Delete Browsing History.” A pop up window will appear. Delete your temporary files, cookies and browsing history. It may take a few moments. Close the pop up window.
Older Browser Versions
Pull-down View menu, select Internet Options. On General page, under Temporary Internet Files click on "Delete Files". Under History click on "Clear History."
Pull-down Members menu, select Preferences. Click on WWW icon. Then select Advanced. Purge Cache.
Pull-down Edit menu, select Preferences. Click on Navigator on choose 'Clear History'. Click on Advanced then select Cache. Click on "Clear Disk Cache". Older versions of Netcape: Pull-down Options menu. Select Network Options, Select Cache. Click on "Clear Disk Cache".
If an abuser has access to your email account, he or she may be able to read your messages. If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password he or she will not be able to guess. If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing email messages, they may be printed and saved as evidence of this abuse by national law. Additionally, the messages may constitute a federal offense.
Do not forget, if you feel that you are in danger please:
• Call 911
• Call your local hotline
• Call a national hotline:
• U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or TTY at 1-800-787-3224
• U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 automatically connects you to a local U.S. rape crisis program near your phone number's area code.
• U.S. National Teen Dating Violence Helpline at 1-866-331-9474