How can an abuser discover your internet activities?
take a few minutes to read the warning below and to
take steps to increase your safety when using the internet
and the WAVE website.
If an abuser
has access to your email account, they may be able to read your incoming and
outgoing mail. If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a
password that an abuser will not be able to guess.
If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing e-mail messages, they may be
printed and saved as evidence of this abuse.
History / cache file:
If an abuser
knows how to read your computer's history or cache file (automatically saved
web pages and graphics), they may be able to see information you have viewed
recently on the internet. You can clear your history or empty your cache file
in your browser's settings.
Edit menu, select Preferences. Click on Navigator on choose 'Clear History'.
Click on Advanced then select Cache. Click on "Clear Disk Cache".
On older versions of Netscape: Pull down Options menu. Select Network Options,
Select Cache. Click on "Clear Disk Cache".
Tools menu, select Internet Options. On General page, under Temporary Internet
Files , click on "Delete Files". Under History click on "Clear
Members menu, select Preferences. Click on WWW icon. Then select Advanced. Purge
are set up to remember form entries, which could be a problem if you use a search
engine to find the site. For example, if someone searches for 'domestic violence'
on a search engine this entry is remembered by the browser. The next time somebody
performs a search for a word beginning with the letter 'd' in that search engine,
the word 'domestic violence' will pop up as a suggested entry.
In Internet Explorer you can get around this by clicking on Tools and selecting
Click on Content, select Auto Complete and finally, Clear forms.
This information may not completely hide your tracks. Many
browser types have features that display recently visited sites. The safest
way to find information on the internet, would be at a local library, a friend's
house, or at work.