Internet Safety

Web Browsers store a history of all the pages you visit during your time on the internet. It is imperative that you remove this information from your computer so that an abuser cannot discover it. Please remember to do this procedure each time before you log off the internet.

Instructions for Clearing the View History in your Web Browser:

Using the toolbar of your web browser, find the menu selection that gives you view options.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer

use the View button, then select Options, then Navigation. In the History section, select Clear History, then OK.

In Netscape Navigator

use the Options button, then select Network Preferences, then both Clear Memory Cache and Clear Disk Cache, then OK.


click on the Members menu, click on Preferences click on the www icon, select Advanced and then Purge Cache.

Other web browsers should have similar features.


you need to make sure that the "Use Inline Autocomplete" box is NOT checked. This function will complete a partial web address while typing a location in the address bar at the top of the browser.

If you are using Internet Explorer, this box can be found on the MS Internet Explorer Page by clicking on the "View" icon at the top, then "Internet Options", and then the "Advanced" tab. About halfway down there is a "Use Autocomplete" box that can be checked and unchecked by clicking on it.


if an abuser has access to your email account, he or she may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password he or she will not be able to guess and change it frequently.

For your own safety while browsing, consider using a computer which is not in your home - try an internet cafe, the local library, or a trusted friend's house.

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This information is provided for guidance only and you are strongly recommended to seek suitable expert advice and help.