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Internet Safety Tips

These guidelines will help you remove your tracks on your computer. Do not save the address of this website or bookmark it in your website’s browser. Remember the website address instead. Remember that you can remove your tracks by clearing or deleting your browser history OR you can hide your tracks by using private browing. If you have not been using Private Browsing then you should delete the browser cache manually. This is different for each browser. To find instructions specifically for you, please follow the instructions below.

Deleting Browser History

PC Windows - Microsoft Edge

  • Select the three-dot menu buttom from the upper right corner.
  • At the bottom of the resulting menu, click "Settings".
  • With the settings open, click "Choose what to clear" under "Clear browsing data".
  • Select "Download history" and/or "Browsing history".
  • Click the "Clear" button.

PC Windows – Google Chrome

  • Open a Chrome browser window. On the upper right of the toolbar, locate and click on the Chrome
  • Select Tools > Clear Browsing Data...


  • Click "Tools" - "Options"
  • When the "Options" dialog box appears, click "Privacy".
  • Click the "History" tab.
  • Click "Clear Browsing History Now".
  • Press "OK" to close the dialog box.

Finally, after completed the above deletions, you should also empty the recycle bin.

Safari (Mac)

  • Select History in the menu bar at the top of the screen
  • Scroll down to Clear History and select this option
  • Select CLEAR when a new window pops up.


Private Browsing

Microsoft Edge

  • Start InPrivate Browsing by selecting the three dots in the upper right corner of your window. Select "New InPrivate Window" to start browsing privately.

To open an incognito window

  • Click the spanner icon tools menu on the browser toolbar.
  • Select New incognito window.
  • A new window will open with the incognito icon in the corner. You can continue browsing as normal in the other window.
  • You can also use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+N to open an incognito window.

Mozilla Firefox
You can access private browsing by

  • clicking “Tools and Options” or “Tools” > “Start private browsing”
  • To clear your history click on “Tools and Options” or “Tools”. Firefox bundles cookies, forms and history under the heading ‘history’. Click the privacy tab, and then on “clear your recent history”. Select the period you want to delete. Click on Details to select cookies, forms etc.

In Firefox other people can view the passwords saved on your system.

  • Never save your passwords via your browser when prompted.
  • In Firefox you should also check your preferences under the “Preferences” > “Privacy” tab.


  • Select the “Private Browsing” link in the “Safari” (on a Mac) or the Gear/Action menu on Windows.
  • To remove history, go to History and click Clear History.
  • To remove cookies go to Settings (right hand side), Preferences, Privacy tab and click Remove all Website Data (or Details to select certain sites).

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24/7 Helplines

Sudbury Crisis Service: 705.675.4760 or Toll free 1.877.841.1101
Talk 4 Healing: 1.855.554.HEAL
Assaulted Women’s Helpline:  
Ligne Fem’aide: 1.877.336.2433
ATS: 1.866.860.7082



Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that where we live, work, support, heal, and gather within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the Atikameksheng Anishinaabek and the Wahnapitae First Nation, in the Robinson Huron Treaty territory. We recognize and honour them as the original caretakers of this land. May we continue this journey of reconciliation, growth, learning, and healing together.


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Contact Us

127 Cedar Street 7th floor
Sudbury, ON P3E 1A9
Telephone: 1 705-671-5495