August 31, 2013

Internet Safety

  • Did you know that you can monitor someone’s computer use without the user knowing?
  • Did you know that a “history” cannot be completely erased from a computer?
  • Did you know that cell phone use can be monitored?
  • Did you know that a global positioning system (GPS) can be placed on your car, in your purse or in your cell phone?
  • Did you know the some court systems are placing court records online and that they may contain personal information?
  • Did you know that e-mail is like a postcard and can be intercepted?

Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your Internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, call our local hotline at 423.476.2886 (TTY 423.476.3822), or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or TTY 1.800.787.3224

Staff at the Family Violence Program and advocates with the National Domestic Violence Hotline understand that technology is ever-changing, and it can be used to jeopardize your safety or as a means to ensure your safety. For more information and help with safety planning, please call our local hotline at 423.476.2886 (TTY 423.476.3822), or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or TTY 1.800.787.3224

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