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Technology Safety Tips
For more technology safety tips from the National Network to End Domestic Violence, please click HERE.
The Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence
Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Women Halting Online Abuse (WHOA)
Safety Ed International
Online Privacy Alliance
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Affairs Department
New text here The pattern of control exhibited by abusers is not limited to the use of technology. Abusers may limit victims’ access to transportation, monitor phone calls and text messages, and/or engage in stalking to track the victim’s location.
Your Internet browser keeps a record of the Web sites you have visited. It is easy to go back and see what sites the previous user has looked at. This may be of concern to you if you'd like to keep the sites you are looking at confidential. Many browser types have features that display recently visited sites.
Computers can store a lot of private information about what you look at via the Internet, the emails and instant messages you send, internet-based phone and IP-TTY calls you make, web-based purchases and banking, and many other activities.
If you wish to delete your internet history, please contact your local crisis center for information on how to do this.
Cell Phone Safety
Be aware you may not be able to reach 911 using an Internet phone or Internet-based phone service. So you may need to be prepared to use another phone to call 911. Also, most smartphones have GPS capability and it is important to disable the location settings on your device. Contact your local domestic violence program, shelter, or rape crisis center to learn more about safety plans for your technology and NH’s free cell phone donation programs.