24/7 provincial toll-free crisis line 18779770007

  • Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters

MAWS provides information only. If you are in danger call 911. If you or someone you know is being abused, call the confidential 24/7 provincial toll-free crisis & support line at: 1-877-977-0007

Protect Your Privacy

We no longer show you how to erase your on- line activities. There is no way to completely erase your history, especially with spyware so easily available. You can however follow these steps to be safer when on-line.

If you believe your internet is being monitored use a safer computer.  This could be at work, a friends house, or a public library. Any where your abuser will not have access to the computer is a safer choice.

Remember that if you are being watched it could be more dangerous to suddenly change your internet habits. Deleting online history may make an abuser very suspicious.

Emails, texts, and Instant messaging are not secure ways to communicate.  Its always best to call the 24/7 toll free crisis line 1-877-977-0007.

Corded phones are more secure than cordless phones.  Newer digital cordless phones are more secure than older analogue ones.

Cell Phones and Tablets can be a direct line to your location.  Turn off the location tag on your cell phone pictures, usually in the Settings tab.  Don’t let friends or family take pictures and post on social media as your safe location could be compromised.  Consider who actually owns the cell phone you are using, is it in your name only?  If the phone is in the abusers name or jointly, the owner can access the phone and it’s location.