Save The Date:
5th Annual Opal’s House
Tuesday, June 4th
The Courses at Forest Park
6141 Lagoo Drive
St. Louis, MO 63112
Registration and Lunch @ 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Jeff Fischer or Julie Steis, (636) 717-2700
Marck McBee (636) 441-0417 or Essie Calhoun (314) 306-2359
THANKS FOR VISITING
Safety Alert: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your Internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, call the Opal’s House hotline, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Internet and Computer Safety
- 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 (hacking) access to.
- Use a safer computer. 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 at an Internet Cafe.
- 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 e-mails you send, and other activities. It is not possible to delete or clear all computer “footprints”.
- If you think you may be monitored on your home computer, you might consider no home Internet use or “safer” 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.
- E-mail is not a safe or confidential way to talk to someone about the danger or abuse in your life – please call Opal’s House or the National Domestic Violence Hotline instead.
- Traditional “corded” phones are more private than cellular phones or cordless phones.
Opal’s House | P.O. Box 2316 | East St. Louis, IL 62202 | (877) 672-5482