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Technology Safety

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Safety online is important for anyone who is experiencing abuse in their relationship. 

Our use of technology today can help connect us with loved ones, but it also creates opportunities for someone to track locations, call and text logs, and web browsing.

Things to consider as you use technology:

  • A person can monitor someone’s computer use without the user knowing. Consider using a computer in a public library, at a trusted friend's house, or an internet cafe.
  • A web browsing “history” cannot be erased entirely from a computer. If your computer or cell phone is 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.
  • Cell phone use can be monitored. There are many apps available that can help someone track all whereabouts using a cell phone. Consider obtaining a second cell phone if you believe your current cell phone is being monitored.
  • Global positioning system (GPS) can be placed on your car, in your purse, or on your cell phone.

Technology is always changing, making safety planning important.

For the most up-to-date information about online safety

Visit the Safety Net Project for the most up-to-date information about online safety for survivors of domestic violence.

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