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Internet Safety

If you share your computer with other individuals or family members, you may want to remove any reference to your visit to this site. The following instructions tell you how to do just that. Please note that computers are also available for your free use at public libraries.

If at any time you want to quickly exit this website, click on the red exit button to the left of this page, or any other page on this site.

 

Don’t forget! A partner can often tell when a woman makes up her mind to stop the abuse. Do not underestimate your partner. Cover Your Tracks.

PC Windows - for Internet Explorer Users

(Before closing the Browser)

Step 1: Select the Tools in the menu bar. Open the Internet Options Dialog Box and select the General Tab.

Step 2: In the Temporary Internet Files, click Delete Files. Check the “Delete all offline content” and click OK.

Step 3: In the History, click Clear History.

Step 4: In Temporary Internet Files, click Delete Cookies and then OK.

Step 5: Click OK to exit the Internet Options Dialog Box.

PC Windows - for Netscape Users

(Before closing the Browser)

Step 1: Select the Edit in the menu bar, then select the Preference.

Step 2: Under the Category, select Navigator. Then click Clear History as well as Clear Location Bar.

Step 3: Under Privacy & Security, select Cookies. Then click View Stored Cookies. Lastly, click Remove All Cookies.

Step 4: Under the Category, select Cache under Advanced. First click the Clear Memory Cache followed by the Clear Disk Cache.

PC Windows - for all

(Right click the mouse on the Start at the bottom of the menu bar, select Explore)

Step 1: Select Windows in the C drive.

Step 2: Open the Temporary Internet Files Folders. Select all the files inside this folder and delete.

Step 3: Open the History folder (e.g. c:windowshistorytoday in Win 98), select all the files inside this folder and delete.

Step 4: Open the Cookies folder (e.g. c:windowscookies in Win 98), select all the files inside this folder and delete.

Step 5: Disable the AutoComplete in the windows and/or browser options.

Step 6: Finally, after completed the above deletions, you should also empty the recycle bin.

PC Windows - for Mozilla Firefox

(Before closing the Browser)

Step 1: Select the Tools in the menu bar, then select the Options.

Step 2: Click on the “Privacy” Option, with the picture of a padlock.

Step 3: Select the “History” tab. Click on “Clear Browsing History Now”.

Step 4: Select the “Cache” tab. Click on “Clear Cache Now”.

Step 5: Click “OK” to exit the Options dialogue box.

Mac - for Safari

(Before closing the Browser)

Step 1: Go to “History” tab on the main menu.

Step 2: Scroll down to “Clear History”.

Mac - for Firefox

(Before closing the Browser)

Step 1: Go to “Preferences” under the “Firefox” tab in the main menu.

Step 2: Click on the “Privacy” tab then go to the “Private Data” section on the bottom.

Step 3: Click “Clear Now”.

Mac - for Netscape

(Before closing the Browser)

Step 1: Go to “Edit” menu and select “Preferences”.

Step 2: Select “Navigator” under the “Category” listing.

Step 3: Select “Clear History” in the “History” area.

Step 4: Click “OK” to erase history.

If you share your computer with other individuals or family members, you may want to remove any reference to your visit to this site. The following instructions tell you how to do just that. Please note that computers are also available for your free use at public libraries.

If at any time you want to quickly exit this website, click on the red exit button to the left of this page, or any other page on this site.

Don’t forget! A partner can often tell when a woman makes up her mind to stop the abuse. Do not underestimate your partner. Cover Your Tracks.

PC Windows - for Internet Explorer Users

(Before closing the Browser)

Step 1: Select the Tools in the menu bar. Open the Internet Options Dialog Box and select the General Tab.

Step 2: In the Temporary Internet Files, click Delete Files. Check the “Delete all offline content” and click OK.

Step 3: In the History, click Clear History.

Step 4: In Temporary Internet Files, click Delete Cookies and then OK.

Step 5: Click OK to exit the Internet Options Dialog Box.

PC Windows - for Netscape Users

(Before closing the Browser)

Step 1: Select the Edit in the menu bar, then select the Preference.

Step 2: Under the Category, select Navigator. Then click Clear History as well as Clear Location Bar.

Step 3: Under Privacy & Security, select Cookies. Then click View Stored Cookies. Lastly, click Remove All Cookies.

Step 4: Under the Category, select Cache under Advanced. First click the Clear Memory Cache followed by the Clear Disk Cache.

PC Windows - for all

(Right click the mouse on the Start at the bottom of the menu bar, select Explore)

Step 1: Select Windows in the C drive.

Step 2: Open the Temporary Internet Files Folders. Select all the files inside this folder and delete.

Step 3: Open the History folder (e.g. c:windowshistorytoday in Win 98), select all the files inside this folder and delete.

Step 4: Open the Cookies folder (e.g. c:windowscookies in Win 98), select all the files inside this folder and delete.

Step 5: Disable the AutoComplete in the windows and/or browser options.

Step 6: Finally, after completed the above deletions, you should also empty the recycle bin.

PC Windows - for Mozilla Firefox

(Before closing the Browser)

Step 1: Select the Tools in the menu bar, then select the Options.

Step 2: Click on the “Privacy” Option, with the picture of a padlock.

Step 3: Select the “History” tab. Click on “Clear Browsing History Now”.

Step 4: Select the “Cache” tab. Click on “Clear Cache Now”.

Step 5: Click “OK” to exit the Options dialogue box.

Mac - for Safari

(Before closing the Browser)

Step 1: Go to “History” tab on the main menu.

Step 2: Scroll down to “Clear History”.

Mac - for Firefox

(Before closing the Browser)

Step 1: Go to “Preferences” under the “Firefox” tab in the main menu.

Step 2: Click on the “Privacy” tab then go to the “Private Data” section on the bottom.

Step 3: Click “Clear Now”.

Mac - for Netscape

(Before closing the Browser)

Step 1: Go to “Edit” menu and select “Preferences”.

Step 2: Select “Navigator” under the “Category” listing.

Step 3: Select “Clear History” in the “History” area.

Step 4: Click “OK” to erase history.

You have options:

You have options:

IF YOU DECIDE TO LEAVE
  • Call the Halton Women’s Place 24 hour Crisis, Information and Support Line to speak with a trained Crisis Intervention Counsellor;
  • The Crisis Intervention Counsellor will explore your options with you and support you to create a Safety Plan, along with creating an Emergency Escape Plan
  • If you have pets, you can explore safe options with the Crisis Intervention Counsellor.

If you do choose to come the Halton Women’s Place, you and your child(ren) may stay for up to 12 weeks.  Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will work alongside you on your personal goals, which may include:

  • Accessing community support;
  • Accessing counselling;
  • Obtaining housing;
  • Accessing financial supports;
  • Exploring legal supports;
  • Any other individual goals.

 

Emergency transportation is available to help you get to the shelter.

IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO LEAVE
  • Call the Halton Women’s Place 24-hour Crisis, Information and Support Line.
  • Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will offer support, counselling, resources and information.  They will also explore your options.
  • Crisis Intervention Counsellors will also offer to support you to create a safety plan for you, and your children, if applicable
  • Crisis support is available on the phone or in person at either shelter.  No appointment is necessary.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SHELTER
  • Safe shelter with staff available 24 hours a day;
  • Clean and welcoming bedrooms;
  • Laundry facilities;
  • Children’s Services, including parenting support, therapeutic groups, children’s activities, playroom;
  • Court support for interim custody and restraining orders;
  • Supportive counselling;
  • Advocacy for you and your children;
  • Support in accessing community services;
  • Support groups;
  • On-Going Safety Planning;
  • Planning for departure from shelter
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CALL OUR 24-HOUR CRISIS LINES

 

 

BURLINGTON & OAKVILLE

905-332-7892

 

 

MILTON & HALTON HILLS

905-878-8555

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