Internet Safety Tips



WARNING: An abuser may try to track your internet activities!  Special attention needs to be taken when visiting web sites on the internet.


Information you have brought up on the internet (including our web page) may be viewed by anyone who knows how to access your computer's history or cache file.


In order to prevent this from happening, you should turn on private browsing and/or clear your browser's history.   This can be done by accessing your internet browser settings.


Please Note:Clearing web browser histories in this way will delete ALL histories of visited websites. If you are concerned that someone may be checking up on your internet usage, the absence of all files and history may appear suspicious. Instead of clearing your history everytime you visit the webpage, you can use the instructions below to turn on private browsing before you visit the webpage.  


Please note that there are software programs available that can track website visits. If you are concerned that someone has installed a tracking program on your computer, you may want to use a friend's computer or visit a public computer at the library or at an internet cafe.


Here is what to do:


Internet Explorer

Private Browsing:

1. Pull down Tools menu, select "InPrivate Browsing"

2. Visit in the new "InPrivate Browsing" window.


Clear History

1. Pull down Tools menu, select "Delete Browsing History"


Mozilla Firefox

Private Browsing:

1. Pull down Tools menu, select "Start Private Browsing"

2. After you are finished looking at our website, pull down Tools menu and select "Stop Private Browsing"


Clear History:

1. Pull down Tools menu, select "Clear Recent History"


Google Chrome

Private Browsing:

1. Click "Ctrl + Shift + N" to open a 'New Incognito Window" OR click on the wrench icon at the top right of the window and select "New Incognito Window"


Clear History:

1. Click the wrench at the top right of the window

2. Click History

3. Click the box to the left of "BlackBurn Center" and click "

Remove selected items" to only delete your history of visiting our website.

4. OR click "Clear all browsing data" to delete your entire internet browsing history



Since 1976, Blackburn Center has been providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and other types of violence and crime in Westmoreland County, and presenting education programs across this community.  You can learn more about types of abuse, our services, or ways to get help if you are a victim of violence or crime.  All of our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL, and can be ANONYMOUS.


The official registration and financial information of Blackburn Center  may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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PO Box 398

Greensburg, PA 15601

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The information on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to take the place of professional services or medical or mental health treatment.


Internet Safety: Your visit to our website can be traced by another user of your computer. If visiting this site could put you in danger, please take the necessary steps to erase the records of your visit. Click here to learn more about internet safety.


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