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If You Are In Danger, Read This!

Link to Stalking Resource Center on Use of Technology

Please note that computer or mobile device can be monitored by an abuser and is impossible to completely clear. If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, call your local hotline and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.

There are ways that an abuser can access your email and also find out where you have been on the internet. It is impossible to hide all your tracks.

There are hundreds of ways that computers record everything you do on the Internet.

If you are in danger, please try to use a device that someone abusive does not have direct or remote access to.

If you think your activities are being monitored, they probably are. Abusive people are often controlling and want to know your every move. You don't need to be a computer programmer or have special skills to monitor someone's computer activities - anyone can do it and there are many ways to monitor. Computers and smartphones can provide a lot of information about what you look at on the Internet, the emails you send, and other activities. It is not possible to delete or clear all computer "footprints".

For more information, see The Use of Technology to Stalk from the Center for Victims of Crime.

Last Review and Update: Nov 29, 2004