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Computer Safety

Computers can be great resources, but they also store information that can give clues about your Internet and other online activities. It is impossible to clear all of this information.

If you are in immediate danger please call 911. If you are afraid that your computer activities may be monitored, please use a safer computer and call your local hotline or the NYS Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906, English & español/Multi-language Accessibility. Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 711.

Safer computers can be found at:

A note about using computers at public places - remember to protect your personal information, including your password(s) while using public computers.

How to Help Protect Your Privacy Online

Please note that the information on this page is meant to provide general guidance and awareness, as computer technologies are regularly evolving.

References and Additional resources: