THE WOMEN'S CENTER, INC.

610 SOUTH THOMPSON STREET  

CARBONDALE, IL 62901

1-800-334-2094

24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE

1-800-334-2094

24-hour Hotline

THE WOMEN'S CENTER, INC.

610 S. THOMPSON STREET

CARBONDALE, IL 62901

1-800-334-2094

24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE

INTERNET & COMPUTER SAFETY ALERT

IF YOU ARE IN DANGER, PLEASE CALL 911

 

Email is not a safe or confidential way to talk to someone about the

danger or abuse in your life. Call a hotline instead.

     

 

     •  Call The Women's Center's 24-hour hotline at 1-800-334-2094  

     •  Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at: 1-800-799-SAFE.

     •  Traditional ''corded'' phones are more private than cell phones

         or cordless phones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •  There are hundreds of ways that computers record everything you do on the  

     computer and on the Internet.

 

  •  If you are in danger, please try to use a safer computer that someone abusive

     does not have direct access, or even remote access to.

 

  •  If you think your activities are being monitored, they probably are.

     Abusive people are often controlling and want to know your every move. You don't

     need to be a computer programmer or have special skills to monitor someone's

     computer activities - anyone can do it and there are many ways to monitor.

 

  •  Computers can provide a lot of information about what you look at on the Internet,

     the emails you send, and other activities. It is not possible to delete or clear all

     computer ''footprints''.

 

  •  It might be safer to use a computer in a public library, at a community technology  

     center (CTC) www.ctcnet.org (national directory), at a trusted friend's

     house, or an Internet Café.

 

COMPUTER USAGE ALERT:

IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE MONITORED on your home computer, you might consider no home internet use or only safe internet surfing. Example: If you are planning to flee to California, don't look at classified ads for jobs and apartments, bus tickets, etc. for California on a home computer or any computer an abuser has physical or remote access to. Use a safer computer to research an escape plan.