Taking all of the actions on this page may not prevent an abuser from discovering your email and Internet activity. The safest way to find information on the Internet is to go to a safer computer. Some suggestions would be your local library, a friend’s house or your workplace. Other safety suggestions: Change your password often, do not pick obvious words or numbers for your password, and make sure to include a combination of letters and numbers for your password.
PLEASE NOTE: Some of the below “How To’s” have links that will take you directly to websites which contain additional information about how to clear the cache of your browser. Eve’s Place is not responsible for the content of any external web sites linked herein. Also, any external pages will not contain an “ESCAPE” feature.
What is our “ESCAPE” Flag for?
If you’ve not already noticed, every page on our website contains an “ESCAPE” flag. This flag is placed at the top left of every page and will “remain” in that same position as you curse down to read additional information. If someone threatening comes into the room, you can click this flag and immediately be taken to a safe web page. We have selected Google.com as this page. When clicked, you will be taken to the main Google page where you can then pretend to be searching for something to avoid scrutiny. Please be aware that this does not clear your cache, so if the “Back” button is clicked, you will be taken back to whatever page you were viewing before you clicked “ESCAPE.” The flag is only meant to hide the page you were just viewing from immediate view.
HOW AN ABUSER CAN TRACK YOUR ACTIVITIES
If an abuser has access to your email account, he or she may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. Even if you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password he or she will not be able to guess.
If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing email messages, you can print and save them as evidence of this abuse. These messages may also constitute a federal offense. For more information on this issue, contact your local United States Attorney’s Office.
ERASING YOUR TRACKS
If an abuser knows how to read your computer’s history of cache file (automatically saved web pages and graphics), he or she
may be able to see information you have viewed on the Internet.
You can clear your history or empty your cache file in your brower’s settings*