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|WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON'T HAVE SPACE?|
|WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SHELTER STAY?|
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Your abuser may monitor your Internet use and may be able to view your computer activity. If you have reason to believe that your computer is not secure, you may wish to use a computer in another location that your abuser does not have access to.
If you need to leave this site immediately, click the escape button at the top of each page.
Internet & Computer Safety
If you are in danger, please try to use a safer computer where someone abusive does not have direct access, or even remote (hacking) access. Safer computer access may be at a public library, a community technology center (CTC) www.ctcnet.org (national directory), at a friend's house, or at an Internet Café.
There are many ways to monitor computer usage. If you think your activities are being monitored, you are probably right. Abusive people are often controlling and want to know your every move. You don't need to be a computer expert or have special skills to monitor someone's computer activities - anyone can do it.
If you think you may be monitored on your home computer, you might consider no home Internet use or "safer" Internet surfing.
Example: If you are planning to flee to another city, don't look at classified ads for jobs and apartments, or bus tickets for that area on a home computer or any computer an abuser has physical or remote access to. Use a safer computer to research an escape plan.
Internet Safety Resources
If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.
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