Internet Safety is about the safe and legal use of the internet. The internet is used by lots of people, of all ages, for lots of purposes - ranging from chatting to friends, to booking a holiday and the use of the internet is growing at a rapid pace. But there are risks involved in using the internet. These risks include: unwanted e-mail, online fraud, identity theft, child grooming and viruses. There are numerous media reports about abuses and new threats are emerging all of the time. A large survey carried out by Ofcom highlighted these two trends (growing use of the Internet, accompanied by increased threats to personal safety) and emphasised the lack of awareness about potential threats.
So Internet Safety means knowing about potential threats when you are online; knowing what you can and cannot (legally) do when you are online; and knowing how to protect yourself from some of the risks that are involved in using the internet.
Use the link below to open the Internet Safety learning materials.