|Here are some tips to help you protect yourself from an abuser online and stay safe with your cell phone:
q Change your passwords often and do not keep any passwords that you think your abuser may know.
q Choose passwords that cannot be easily guessed.
q Use privacy settings to set all online profiles as private as they can be so that your abuser cannot track you or contact you through them.
q Save and keep track of any threatening, abusive, or harassing voicemails, texts, emails, or online posts.
q Never give your passwords to anyone.
q Do not answer calls from unknown, blocked, or private numbers.
q Do not communicate with your abuser using any type of technology. Any form of communication can be recorded and possibly used against you.
q Find out if your phone company can block your abuser’s number from calling your phone or if you can do it yourself on your phone.
q Block your abuser from communicating with you through instant messaging on your computer.
q If the abuse does not stop, change your number(s), email address, and usernames.