About Abuse

Safety While Using the Internet

Updated: 
February 11, 2016

Please note that computer use can be monitored by an abuser, and there are ways for an abuser to access your email and to find out what sites you have visited on the Internet.  It is impossible to completely clear all data related to your computer activity. 

If you are in danger, please use a computer that the abuser cannot access (such as a public terminal at a library, community center, or domestic violence organization), and call your local domestic violence organization and/or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE for help.  For a list of local and national resources see our Advocates and Shelters page and enter your state in the drop-down menu.