How to Cover Your Internet Tracks

WARNING: Computer technology can change quickly and new tools are introduced regularly that may aid survivors or be misused by abusers. Many abusers can find ways to track a survivor’s computer and Internet use. This means they can see what websites you went to, what documents you opened, and even keystrokes typed. It is better to use a safer computer – for example, at a public library, a friend’s home or your office. Click here to find a public library near you.

However, if you choose to use your home computer here are some instructions for clearing cache and history. Click here for the instructions.

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Learn the Stages of Violence

Whether you suspect you may be abused or a friend or family member may be abused, please go to our Get Help section so that we can recommend specific services for your situation.

If you need help NOW and it is an emergency, dial 911.
If you need help NOW and it is NOT an emergency, dial 211. Visit

Are you or is someone you know in an abusive relationship?
Does this sound familiar?


Does your partner:

  • Embarrass you with put-downs?
  • Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
  • Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?
  • Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
  • Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?
  • Make all of the decisions?
  • Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away or hurt your children?
  • Prevent you from working or attending school?
  • Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
  • Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
  • Shove you, slap you, choke you, or hit you?
  • Threaten to kill you?

National Domestic Violence Hotline phone

If you need help in English, please call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

If you are hearing impaired please call 1-800-787-3224 (TDD)

Si se necesita aduya en español,
llame al 1-800-799-7233
o presione aquí

The National Domestic Violense Hotline provides interpreter services on an as needed basis. So if you don't speak English or Spanish you can still call: 1-800-799-7233.

korean 1-800-799-7233

chinese 1-800-799-7233

chinese 1-800-799-7233

japanese 1-800-799-7233