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Internet Safety

Internet Browser Privacy Tips: In-Browser Settings

Internet browsers are the first step to accessing the internet. They are also the first step to both increasing your online privacy and controlling your personal information. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari all provide in-browser privacy settings for users. These options include private browsing, controlling activity logs, deleting cookies, and others.

To learn more about increasing your privacy online (using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari) visit https://www.techsafety.org/internetbrowserprivacytips

For survivors of abuse and stalking, using these privacy options may increase their privacy and safety, particularly if they are concerned that an abusive person is physically monitoring their device activity. They can also help survivors have more control over how their personal information is collected and stored when they are online. However, browser privacy options are not going to protect from remote spying or monitoring if an abusive person is using spyware software.

Are you concerned that someone is monitoring your computer or phone?

For support making a Technology Safety Plan, call Safe Passage (413) 586-5066 or (888) 345-5282 (toll-free)

For information about making a Technology Safety Plan on your own, visit https://www.techsafety.org/resources-survivors/technology-safety-plan.

For lots more information about safer technology use, explore these resources from our friends at the National Network to End Domestic Violence: https://www.techsafety.org/resources-survivors.

This information courtesy of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Safety Net Project.