Safety Issue 11:
If the perpetrator or abuser can access your computer, they can find out which Web sites you have visited, as well as the documents youve viewed and emails you have sent. They may even install a program that secretly monitors and records everything that is done on the computer. The safest way to seek help from online resources is to avoid using a computer the batterer has access to (i.e. home, relatives house) and use a computer at work, at the library, or an internet cafe.
If your only recourse is to use a computer your abuser can also access, it is urgent that you learn how to hide your tracks as well as you can. Please understand, though: total safety on such a computer is difficult to achieve, especially if your abuser is web savvy.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has web sites with helpful information. A good place to begin is with their page on Internet Safety.
If you print a copy of this material, KEEP IT IN A SAFE PLACE and away from your abusive partner.