Internet Safety

Are you worried about someone knowing you have visited this website?

Computers store all the documents you work on and the addresses of all the websites you visit on the internet. It's impossible to completely delete this information. It is fairly easy for someone with even just a little computer know-how to access your computer files and history.

If you are worried someone is monitoring your online activities, here are some tips to help you stay safe online:

Directions to Clear Your History

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select the "Tools" menu
  2. Select "Options"
  3. Click the "Privacy" button
  4. Under "History" click the "Clear" or "Clear Now" button

Internet Explorer

To Clear all Internet Explorer History:

  1. Select "Tools"
  2. Select "Internet Options"
  3. Open the "General" tab.
  4. In "Browsing history" area click the "Delete" button
  5. In "Delete browsing history" window click "Delete all", and then click Yes

To clear only this website in Internet Explorer 7.0 history:

  1. Select "Tools"
  2. Select "Internet Options"
  3. Open the "General" tab
  4. In "Browsing history" area click the "Delete" button
  5. Click the Delete button next to the category of information you want to delete, click Yes, and then click Close

Safari

Go to the History drop down menu and select "Clear History"

Resources

Information provided by Spruce Run. For more on this topic, visit MCEDV's information about being safe using email and the world wide web and WiredSafety.