A safe place for victims of abuse and their children  
(815) 872-0087  

         Princeton, Illinois            

Domestic violence is about gaining power and control, and using some or all of the tactics below. If this wheel looks familiar to you, please call Freedom House to speak with an advocate about our relationship.

You may be experiencing cyber abuse if your partner:

  • Constantly texts you and makes you feel like you can’t be separated from your phone for fear that you will be punished
  • Tells you who you can or can’t be friends with, follow, etc. on social networking sites
  • Sends you negative, insulting or even threatening texts, emails, Facebook messages, tweets, or other messages online
  • Steals or insists to be given your passwords. Uses sites like Facebook, Twitter, foursquare and others to keep constant tabs on you
  • Knows where you are/what you’re doing even when it seems they have no means of knowing
  • Puts you down in their status updates, tweets, etc.
  • Sends you unwanted, explicit pictures/video and demands you send some in return
  • Looks through your phone frequently, checks up on your pictures, texts and outgoing calls
  • Tags you unkindly in pictures on Instagram, Tumblr, etc. Shares private texts, pictures, etc. online or sends them to others without permission
  • Uses apps to exploit or access your personal information, or to put GPS on your phone.

It is important to realize that during pregnancy and while attempting to leave a relationship, a victim is in the most danger of abuse.