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Staying Safe Online

 

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How do you protect yourself online?

If you are concerned about someone checking your online activity? Navigating the online space safely can be daunting as technology continues to evolve but here are a few things to consider for your safety:

EXIT button

most websites that offer domestic abuse support will have an exit button. It allows you to quickly exit the website. Know where it is while you browse, just in case you need to use it. Our exit button is located…

Private browsing

 most leading browsers have a private browsing option that won’t leave any traces of your online activity on your computer.

For Internet Explorer: Go to Safety – Tools – “InPrivate Browsing”.

For Firefox: Click the Menu button with three horizontal lines – “New Private Window”.

For Chrome: Click the Menu button with three horizontal lines and select “New Incognito Window”.

Similar options can be found in Opera and Safari.

Delete browsing history

Internet browsers keep a record of all the web pages you visit. You can delete this through your browser’s settings. To find out how to do this for

Use strong passwords

strong passwords are crucial to protecting your online accounts. Do not use passwords that anyone who knows you can easily guess.

Location settings

be aware that someone can track you using your locating settings if they are on. when on, this information can be misused by someone with access to your accounts/devices.

Email

print and delete emails that have content that you don’t want anyone to see. After deleting, make sure you empty the Deleted Items folder. You can also print and save threatening and harassing emails from an abuser to use as evidence of this abuse.

Log out

do not forget to log out of any websites that require you to sign in to protect yourself and your information.

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