Technology – Cover your tracks online
Warning: if you’re worried about someone knowing you have visited this website please read the following safety information.
If you want to be completely sure of not being tracked online, the safest way would be to access the internet at a local library, an internet cafe, friend’s house or at work.
Go to Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) website and look at TEDF for more information.
How can an abuser discover your internet activities?
Computer spyware is becoming very easy to purchase and install on home computers. You may think that you are safe to access a home computer, not knowing that what you do is being tracked.
Abusers can also look at the history of sites you’ve visited easily.As a rule, internet browsers will save certain information as you surf the internet. This includes images from websites visited, words entered into search engines and a trail (‘history’) that reveals the sites you have visited.
“Having a safety plan and getting some support were the first steps I made towards leaving”
Leaving a relationship safely and remaining safe can be organised more effectively if you have a safety plan ready. Keep your plan and any associated paper work hidden from your partner.
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Keeping yourself and your children safe whether you are still in the relationship or have left is vital. Preparing a safety plan today, might help you and your children if there is a risk of violence in the future.