How to Stay Safe from Mobile Device Tracking and Stalking

Mobile devices are a valuable tool for staying connected with friends and family, but they can also be used by partners/ex partners to track and monitor your movements.

If you are concerned about being tracked or stalked, there are a few things you can do to protect your privacy.

  • Use passcodes/biometrics (fingerprint, facial recognition) for devices. This will make it more difficult for someone to access your device without your permission.
  • Change passwords on devices to something an abuser may not know. This includes passwords for your device, email, social media accounts, and any other online accounts.
  • Remove abusers’ credentials from devices. This includes any accounts that the abuser may have access to, such as your email, social media, or banking accounts.
  • Turn off location services on devices in settings and on apps. This will prevent your device from sharing your location with others.
  • Have confidence in deleting apps. If you are not sure whether an app is safe, you can always delete it.
  • Any device which connects to the internet make sure is password protected. This includes your computer, laptop, tablet, and phone.
  • If unsure how to do anything, YouTube videos will help you to ensure your devices are as private as possible. There are many helpful videos available that can teach you how to secure your devices.
  • Turn GPS off on devices. GPS can be used to track your location, so turning it off can help to protect your privacy.

By following these tips, you can help to keep your mobile devices safe from tracking and monitoring and take steps to protect yourself from potential stalkers.

If you think an abuser has stalked you, you can contact Nicola Harris from our family department on 0151 281 9040.

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