Here are some handy links for tech safety planning. All of these links are external to Luke’s Place.
- Identify and delete “history” in web browser
Note: If deleting history from a browser, it’s safer to delete only those items you don’t want the abuser to know about. Deleting everything may alert the abuser that someone has tampered with the browser history and result in him increasing his abuse.
- Take a picture of texts on a smart phone
Note: If you are collecting electronic evidence of abuse, check with local police/courts for electronic evidence requirements.
Social media & tech safety
A woman may want to set up a separate email if
- She thinks the abuser may have access to her current email account and she wants a safe(r) account to use when communicating with supporters (be sure to use this account only from devices that the abuser cannot access); or
- She wants a separate email account for communicating with the abusive ex-partner so she doesn’t have to see his messages when she’s looking at ones from friends/family/work.
She doesn’t have to provide a phone number or secondary email account or her true date of birth to set up an account.