safety net

March 30, 2019

We hear a lot about maintaining safety and privacy on the internet, but we’re online anyway, leaving digital footprints everywhere we go. For most of us who have nothing to hide, it’s an acceptable risk. For some, it can be a trap.

If you or someone you know is being abused, support and help are available. Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website or call 800-799-7233.

In researching this issue for The Oysterville Sewing Circle, I learned a lot about staying safe.

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Safety Alert: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224.

This site gets it. It’s set up so you can instantly close it, and the “back” button is disabled for most browsers. Most importantly of all, it offers information on how to break free, get help, get involved, and stay safe.

If you’re on the dark path of domestic violence (and remember, “violence” can mean psychological as well as physical harm), make this the first stop on your journey.

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