Always remember that computers and personal devices (smartphones and tablets) record everything you do on them and on the Internet.
Computers and personal devices track and store information about what you look at on the Internet, the emails you send, and other activities. It is impossible to delete or clear all computer “footprints” so it is important to be mindful of what you search and look at on computers and devices that others may have access to.
All modern internet browsers on computers, mobile phones and tablets have an ‘incognito’ or ‘private’ setting which should be utilised when looking for material online that is considered sensitive. Incognito or private browsing means that there will be no record of the user’s online activity on their own computer while using the incognito or private mode.
For more information on how to use incognito mode and deleting your browsing history please go to the Digital Safety page on the What Would You Do? Campaign site at https://whatwouldyoudo.ie/#page-safety
For further information on how domestic violence victims can use the Internet and Computers safely go to Safe Ireland’s dedicated website page at https://www.safeireland.ie/get-help/safety-information/information-on-internet-and-computer-safety/