Online Safety

If you are using this site and you are in danger of being discovered, you may need to quickly get away to an unrelated site.

Click on the Exit Website exit button at the top left side of the page and you will be redirected to the Google home page.

Important: Using the Exit Website button will close down this site, but it will not close down other tabs on your screen that are already open.

Please test this feature before continuing to view the website.  Note this does not clear your history, read below for more information on this.

Please note: The information on this page is for guidance only and may not completely cover your tracks. 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 café, friend’s house or at work.

Someone 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.

Below are links that show how to clear history and reduce the chances of someone finding out that you have visited this website if you are using either Internet Explorer or Firefox or Chrome to browse the web.

Firefox                                           Internet Explorer                                              Chrome


EMAIL:

If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing email messages, they may be printed and saved as evidence of this abuse. The messages may constitute an offence.

If an abuser has access to your email account, they may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. To make your account more secure, make sure you choose a password that an abuser will not be able to guess.

If you are using any email programme on your computer you must remember to delete emails you would not want seen AND remember to empty the Deleted Items folder, sometimes called ‘Empty the Trash’, as well, otherwise those emails will not have gone from the hard drive on your computer.

Safest of all is to use an online email service, for example Gmail, which is protected by a password that only you know and which does not store any of your emails on your computer. DO NOT allow your computer to store this password for you automatically.


PHONE:

Your phone records can be accessed by some-one trying to find out who you are phoning.

Landlines records of all outgoing calls can be accessed at any time.

Delete call log on mobiles phones and save numbers under a friend’s name.

Freephone 1800 numbers do not show up on a landline bill.
 

 

No-one has the right to abuse you

You have the right to live in safety and free from fear

You are not to blame for some-one else’s abusive and violent behaviour