General Article Internet Safety

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The Internet is an amazing place. It often seems like a vast, limitless resource for entertainment, learning and communication. While this is all very exciting, the Internet also houses dangers that everyone needs to be aware of. It is important that you know how to enjoy the Internet, while staying safe online. You could be at risk from abuse such as bullying, fraud or something much more serious. Unlike seeing someone face to face, on the Internet people can easily represent themselves as anything they like by lying about their age, occupation and intentions. 

Social networking

In recent years social networking sites have become incredibly popular. It seems like almost everyone is part of a social networking site such as Facebook, MySpace, Bebo or Twitter: people ‘liking statuses’ and ‘tweeting’ is now an everyday occurance.
While most users are genuine, it can be easy to hide your real identity so you must be careful. Online it is possible to come into contact with people you wo...

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