MCSW Internet Safety Statement

We’re committed to protecting women from abuse in all aspects of life, whether efforts to secure safety occur in person or online.

According to the NDVH, technology and the internet are powerful tools for anyone experiencing domestic violence. They can be essential resources to access help and information, and valuable platforms to connect with friends, family members, advocates, and service providers.

Unfortunately, they can also be used by abusive partners to begin, continue, or escalate abuse, making it all the more important to ensure your safety online.

“Quick exit” toolbars are utilized if you may be searching for sensitive resources, such as domestic violence assistance, or any other topic that might require privacy. 

If you wish to escape this website quickly at any time, please click the red “X” in the upper-right corner or “Escape” button on your keyboard twice at any time to leave our resource page immediately. You will be redirected to “Google.” 

If you suspect your computer use is being monitored by an abuser, or believe that visiting a website that provides resources regarding domestic violence, among other topics, may alert your abuser that you are looking for help, this could potentially put your safety at risk.

Internet usage can be monitored, and is impossible to erase completely. If you’re concerned your internet usage might be monitored, have questions, or need help, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799.SAFE (7233). If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. 

For technology safety tips, step-by-step instructions to delete your browser history, other other tips and resources to stay safe and protect yourself online, learn more from the Elizabeth Freeman Center.

Learn more about digital security from the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and remember to clear your browser history after visiting this website. Please be aware that, even if you delete your web browser history, it may still be viewable. If you have reason to be concerned, your best bet is always to find an anonymous, public computer. 

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