Security

Security Warning

Keeping yourself safe online
Warning: If you’re worried about someone knowing you have visited this website be aware that you should delete your browsing history to cover your tracks.Here are some websites where you can read more about this:

scottishwomensaid.org.uk
www.womensaid.ie

Online Safety
If you are using this site and you are in danger of being discovered, you may need to quickly get away to an unrelated site. Click on the button at the top of the page and you will be redirected. 
Please test this feature before continuing to view the website.

Please note the information below is for guidance only and may not completely cover your tracks. If you want to be completely sure of not being tracked online, the safest way would be to access the internet at a local library, an internet cafe, friend’s house or at work.

Someone can also look at the history of sites you’ve visited easily
. As a rule, internet browsers will save certain information as you surf the internet. This includes images from websites visited, words entered into search engines and a trail (‘history’) that reveals the sites you have visited. Click here for instructions on how to delete your history and reduce the chances of someone finding out that you have visited this website.

E-Mail
If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing e-mail messages, they may be printed and saved as evidence of this abuse. The messages may constitute an offence. 
If an abuser has access to your email account, they may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password that an abuser will not be able to guess. 
Click here for instructions on how to delete your email and reduce the chances of someone accessing your emails.

Phone
Your phone records can be accessed by some-one to find out who you are phoning. 
Landlines records of all outgoing calls can be accessed at any time. 
Delete call log on mobiles phones and save numbers under a friends name.

No-one has the right to abuse you.
 You have the right to live in safety and free from fear.
You are not to blame for some-one else’s abusive and violent behavior.