Quick Exit

If your abuser has access to your computer or e-mail, they could be watching you.

Here are some basic tips to enhance your technology safety:

  • If you think your activities are being monitored, they probably are. Abusive people are often controlling and want to know your every move.
  • Use a different computer in a library or borrow a friend’s.
  • Email, instant messaging (IM), text messaging (SMS), Facebook, Twitter, blogging, and other social media sites are not safe ways to share. Call a hotline instead.
  • Continue using your computer for normal things, like checking the news or the weather– if you stop using it, your abuser may get suspicious.
  • Create a new email account, but don’t use the same password and remember to sign out after using it.
  • Talk to your friends and family about the safest ways to contact you.

Visit the National Network to End Domestic Violence for additional information and resources.


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