Safety precautions for internet dating

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However, your internet activity can be monitored and it doesn’t require much expertise to do so.

So if you share a computer with the abuser and are unsure about whether you are being monitored, you are probably better off accessing information on a computer the abuser does not have access to.

If your abuser is clever enough, deleted internet history can also be accessed.

Email too can be intercepted or monitored if you do not take the necessary precautions so it is vital that you are very careful when using the internet.

When adrenaline is pumping through your veins it can be hard to think clearly or make logical decisions about your safety.

Having a safety plan laid out in advance can help you to protect yourself in those stressful moments.

Other Legal Actions: You also have the right to file a charge against your partner for things such as criminal assault, aggravated assault, harassment, stalking or interfering with child custody.

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A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave.

Restraining / Protective Orders As a victim of DV, if you leave your abuser, many countries offer you the option of filing a restraining order so you can feel safe knowing your abuser is legally entitled to stay away from you.

Breaching the order will result in him being arrested.

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