An abuser can keep track of what you do on your computer. Read this section for advice on how to keep safe.
How can an abuser track what you have been doing on the internet?
- Your Internet browser (the program you use to access the internet) records information about the sites you visits in a browsers 'history' file.
- Information from forms you fill in and searches you make may be stored in files called Cookies.
How do I erase all this information?
- Find out which Internet browser you are using. Click on the help menu, the bottom menu item will say 'About Internet Explorer' or 'About Firefox', this has the name of the browser you are using.
- Once you know the browser you are using follow the appropriate instructions below:
- Click on the Tools menu.
- Select Internet Options.
- In the window which opens look for the words Temporary Internet Files.
- First click Delete Cookies, then click OK.
- Click on Delete Files, tick the box labeled Delete all offline content then click OK again.
- Below where it says History click Clear History and then OK.
- Now look at the top of the window and click on the Content tab
- Select AutoComplete and then Clear Forms.
- Click on menu Tools and select Options
- Click Privacy to access privacy settings.
- Click on the Clear button next to Cache and Saved Form Information.
- Click on Tools menu and then Preferences.
- Click on the Advanced tab and then the History section on the left-hand side.
- Click on the two Clear buttons and the Empty Now button.
How do I delete individual items from my browser history?
- To delete items from the history while using Internet Explorer and Firefox hold down the Ctrl key on the keyboard, then press the H key.
- Find any entries that say www.wa-leicester.org.uk, right click and choose Delete.
How can I protect myself using E-mail?
- If you are sent harassing e-mai keep any messages as the may be printed and saved as evidence of abuse.
- Sent mail is stored in the Sent Items folder.
Other ways to keep safe
- If possible use a password to log on to your computer.
- Remember that all the suggestions on this site may still not be enough information to protect you.
- Use the computers at a local library, a friends house or at work if you are worried about being tracked online.