The information provided below is general information only. It does not replace advice and support from a domestic violence specialist.
Below is some helpful information to stay safe from electronic monitoring: If you suspect spyware:
Use a Safe Computer
Use a safe computer, phone, or device that the abusive person has not had access to if possible.
Change all passwords
Change the passwords and usernames to ALL your online accounts if safe to do so, however, do NOT create new passwords or usernames on a device you believe is being monitored.
Create brand new accounts
Consider creating brand new accounts, such as a new email address, you can still maintain the existing ones to avoid suspicion for non-important information.
Use a non-identifying name
Consider using a non-identifying name instead of your actual name
Do not use the same password twice
Do not use the same password for multiple accounts.
Use Two Factor Authentication
Wherever possible use two-factor authentication to log in to your accounts.
Check your phone settings
Check your smart phone settings and turn off Bluetooth and location settings
Screenshot maps & directions
If you need Navigation, enter the destination address, then screen shot the written directions and then turn location settings back off, before making your journey.
Review phone applicaitons
Review the applications on your phone so you know what each of the applications does. If you do not know what it is, consider deleting the application
Passcode your phone
Put a passcode on your phone
Increase privacy on social media
Ensure privacy settings on all social media accounts
For more information on tech safety visit esafety.gov.au