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Your internet safety

Internet crime is taking place on websites, social media networks, mobile apps and any items you own that can be connected to the interent (Internet of things (IoT)). Internet crime adapts and takes advantages of your lack of knowledge. To minimise the chances of becoming a victim of crime change passwords from default ones, do not use the same password and always upload the latest secruity patchs and operating systems.

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Internet of Things (IoT)

The internet of things (shortened to IoT) is a term commonly used to describe physical objects which are connected to the internet. Some modern objects for example: kettles, toys, fridges and cameras have embedded operating systems that use the internet to receive controls from and provide usage data to their owners or third parties such as their manufacturers or utilities providers. Source: - FBI and Get Safe Online

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Sextortion

What is sextortion? It is is when you do something sexually online that another person can take advantage of.

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What is trolling (cyber-bullying)

‘Trolling’ (also known as cyber-bullying) is an Internet slang term. It refers to people who deliberately use highly offensive, indecent, threatening or false language to upset or offend another person on the Internet.

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Social media guide

Use the links below to find out more about the social media accounts listed or look up the soical media name on Wikipedia for more detailed information. For eample Ello (a social network not listed below).

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Protecting your child online

It is important that you and your child fully understand the risks - when using the internet. The Net Aware site is a good guide to social network sites and the Common sense media site, on some of the internet games you and your child may come across.

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What is grooming?

Grooming is the term used to describe the process a sex offender goes through to select and prepare a child for sexual abuse.

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