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Also many phones let you to ‘lock’ the keys so a phone won’t automatically answer or call if it is bumped.
When on, check the phone settings; if your phone has an optional location service, you may want to switch the location feature off/on via the phone settings menu or by turning your phone on and off.
When asked by businesses, doctors, and others for your address, have a private post office box address or a safer address to give them.
The definition of the crime of stalking now includes stalking a person on the internet or via email, impersonating another person in cyberspace, posting false information about them on the web and publishing offensive material electronically.
(2005), by the Safety Net: National Safe & Strategic Technology Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (USA).
Think about changing the passwords for any password protected accounts – online banking, voicemail, etc. If you don’t want others to overhear your conversations, turn baby monitors off when not in use and use a traditional corded phone for sensitive conversations.
When making or receiving private calls or arranging escape plans, try not to use a shared or family mobile phone because the mobile phone bill and the phone log might reveal your plans to an abuser.