Internet & Social Media Safety

Warning — if you are in danger, do not use a computer that your abuser has direct or remote (hacking) access to. Computer use can be monitored and it is difficult to completely erase what sites you have visited or what emails you have sent. It may be best to use a computer at the public library, a trusted friend’s house or at your workplace.

Email security: Choose a password your abuser will not be able to guess so that he/she cannot access your email. Do not pick obvious words or numbers for your password, and always use a combination of letters and numbers for your password. Change your password often.