How to Document Violations of Privacy
Keeping careful records of the stalking or harassment can be very important if you choose to press charges against your abuser or file for a restraining order.
- Take screenshots of messages\/texts\/e-mails\/phone records you receive that show the abuser is harassing you
- In a diary, write down the date and time of each incident in chronological order
Taking Screenshots & Save Them Safely
- Press PrtScn. (usually above the ‘Insert’ button, near Backspace).
- Open Paint by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs -> Accessories -> Paint.
- In Paint, on the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click Paste.
- Press Command-Shift-4.
- Drag the cross over the area that you want to screenshot and release.
- You’ll find the screenshot saved as a .png file on your desktop.
iOS (iPhone, iPad)
- Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top or side of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
- Immediately press and release the Home button.
- You can find the screenshot in your Photos app.
- Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time.
- You'll see an animation on the screen, indicating that the screenshot was saved.
If you do not have a smartphone, you can do one of the following:
- Take a photo of the text message or call log
- Save the texts on the phone
- Request call records from your phone company
Saving screenshots in a safe place
- Always save screenshots in more than one place.
- Save screenshots in a private Google Drive folder, private Cloud account, private Dropbox or at CrashPlan.
- E-mail screenshots to a secret email address that only you know about, or to a friend’s e-mail address. Remember to delete the e-mail from your “Sent” and “Draft” folders to remove all traces of it.