Smartphones and other electronic devices are where much of life happens, including where unhealthy relationship patterns can develop. The use of technology to convey a threatening message or to control or monitor a partner ─ sometimes referred to as digital abuse ─ is a form of domestic abuse. Most of us use smartphones, handheld devices and computers without thinking twice about safe internet browsing. But if you believe your partner is monitoring your online activity, you might be right. Learn more about keeping your devices secure and what to do if you have a spouse or partner who is using technology to harass or control you.

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