Internet and Computer Safety2023-01-14T13:58:33-05:00
Please Be Aware:
E-mail is not a safe or confidential way to talk to someone about the danger or abuse in your life, please call our hotline instead: 1 (888) 843-9262
Traditional “corded” phones are more private than cell phones or cordless phones.
If you think your activities are being monitored, they probably are. Abusers are often controlling and want to know your every move, and it has become increasingly easy for people without special skills to monitor someone’s computer activity. If you think you’re being monitored, consider not using the Internet at home or practicing “safer” searching. For example, if you plan to flee to California, don’t look for classified ads for jobs or apartments, bus tickets, or other related searches on any computer an abuser has access to.
Closing a webpage or clearing your browsing history does not completely erase the fact that you viewed a page from your computer’s stored information. Web browsing history, including the pages you’ve clicked on, visited, or read, emails you sent, and other activities can be stored in multiple places in your computer or accessed with products or software that can be added to your computer.
The safest place to view websites for help fleeing domestic violence or stalking is a public setting, such as a library or Internet Café, a community technology center (CTC) (National Directory), or a trusted friend’s house. If you are in danger, please try to use a safer computer that someone abusive does not have direct or remote (hacking) access to.
Select button on top right corner
Select “Clear browsing data”
Or use your keypad and hit Crtl + Shift + Del
Click on the Firefox Button at the top of the Firefox window
Select the Privacy Panel
Set “Firefox Will” to “Use custom settings for history”
Check the box “Clear history when Firefox closes”
Click the “Settings” button next to “Clear history when Firefox closes”
After selecting click “OK”
Click the button on the upper right hand corner
Click on “Search History”
Click the button again
Click on “Settings”
Click the “Delete All” button
Internet Explorer 7
Click the Tools button
Select “Delete Browsing History”
Select “Temporary Internet Files”, “Cookies”, “History”, “Forms” or “Passwords
Select “Delete Files”
OR Select “Delete All”
Internet Explorer 9
Click the Tools Button
Click “Delete browsing history”
Select each category you want to delete
Click “Delete Files”