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We live in an information age — one of mass communication and information technology (IT). From computers to mobile phones, text messaging to social networks, we are all adept at using a variety of devices to access this new technological arena.

It is difficult to remember a time before the internet burst onto the scene. IT has come a long way from the early days, and the internet superhighway is part of our daily life. From the way we receive our news, through to the way we keep in touch with family and friends, IT plays a vital role in the world of business, commerce and entertainment. While this new way of communicating is immensely useful in a work and private setting, there are many dangers lurking online, and young people in particular are most at risk.

Some of the dangers that exist on the internet include:

  • Spam email — unwanted, nuisance email — usually trying to sell something
  • Malware — malicious software such as computer viruses, trojans and worms
  • Spyware — programs that spy on your movements when online
  • Website hacking and hijacking — to take over a website
  • Online scams — criminals pose as legitimate businesses for financial gain
  • Phishing — fraudulent attempt to steal personal information including bank details

Young people are particularly susceptible to cyberbullying — bullying via any technological means such as social networks, chat rooms, emails, text messages etc. Cyberbullying includes name-calling, insults and taunts right through to physical assaults which are uploaded to websites. Cyberbullies will often use fake profiles to escape detection. All incidents of cyberbullying should be reported and dealt with firmly and swiftly, as with offline bullying.

Digital Internet Safety Resources

[Resource Pack thumbnail] Personal Safety in Cyberspace

Personal Safety in Cyberspace
(resource pack)

This pack looks at the dangers of chat rooms, phishing, webcams, cyberbullying and online scams.

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Internet Safety Lesson Plans

[Lesson Plan thumbnail] Safety in Cyberspace

Safety in Cyberspace
(lesson plan)

This lesson plan examines the dangers of the internet and how to stay safe on the web.

For a more comprehensive resource pack on staying safe online download our resource pack
Personal Safety in Cyberspace.

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Internet Safety Topics

The internet safety topics we produce resources for include:

  • Protecting Your Digital Identity
  • Safeguarding Against Internet Attacks
  • Awareness of Internet Scams
  • General Web Safety

Internet Safety Support for Schools

We publish digital internet safety resources to support schools by providing help and guidance in an educational format. Our resource packs give the information in a way that informs as well as educates.

Internet Safety Support for Teachers

Our internet safety resources for teachers include internet safety resource packs that cover a variety of issues as well as our lesson plans on internet safety.

Internet Safety Support for Students

Teaching students about internet safety is important. Our aim is to produce resource packs that provide information and knowledge of online safety.

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