If you are in danger, please try to use a safe computer that someone abusive does not have direct or remote access to.
- Call us 814-623-7664 or toll free 1-800-555-5671
- If you think your activities are being monitored, they quite possibly are. Abusive people are often controlling and normally want to know your every move. You don’t need to be a computer programmer or have special skills to monitor someone’s computer and Internet activities. Anyone can do it and there are many ways to monitor with programs like Spyware, keystroke loggers and hacking tools.
- It is not possible to delete or clear all the “footprints” of your computer or online activities. If you are being monitored, it may be dangerous to change your computer behaviors such as suddenly deleting your entire Internet history if that is not your regular habit.
- If you think you may be monitored on your home computer, be careful how you use your computer since an abuser might become suspicious. You may want to keep using the monitored computer for innocuous activities, like looking up the weather. Use a safer computer to research an escape plan, look for new jobs or apartments, purchase bus tickets, or ask for help.
- Computers store a lot of private information about what you look at over the Internet, emails and instant messages you send, internet-based phone and IP-TTY calls you make, Web-based purchases and banking, and many other activities.
- It might be safer to use a computer in a public library, at a community technology center, at a trusted friend’s house, or an Internet Cafe.