If you are in danger, use a safe computer that your abusive partner does not have direct or remote (hacking) access to. It might be safer to use a computer at a public library, a community technology center (CTC), a trusted friend’s house, or an Internet café. If you think your activities are being monitored, they probably are.
Browsing the web safely and privately is concern for many people. A good general rule is that nothing online is private. Another general rule is that you can’t be completely anonymous online. It is not possible to delete or clear all the “footprints” of your computer or online activities. If you are being monitored, it may be dangerous to change your computer behaviors, such as suddenly deleting your entire Internet history if that is not your regular habit.
Email and Instant/Text Messaging (IM) are not safe or confidential ways to talk to someone about the danger or abuse in your life. If possible, please call a hotline instead. If you use email or IM, please use a safe computer and an account that your abuser does not know about.
Consider using this new Tech Safety App built by the trusted National Network to End Domestic Violence. This app contains information that can help someone identify technology-facilitated harassment, stalking, or abuse and includes tips on what can be done. https://techsafetyapp.org/
Download C4DP’s Digital Safety Guide English and C4DP’s Digital Safety Guide Spanish