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1 The Internet

2 2 So what is the internet? The internet is global network that connects most of the world’s personal computers. The World Wide Web is a collection of electronic files linked together like a spider web. These files are stored on computers called web servers located around the world Worldwide, every day, 800 million people visit the Internet to browse John Hamill

3 What do you need to connect?  The computer programs that allow you view the Web are called "Web Browsers".  The most common is Microsoft Internet Explorer. There are several others such as Firefox, Safari and Chrome. 3 John Hamill

4 The internet = Opportunities 4 Look what’s at your fingertips o A way to communicate with friends, family, colleagues o Access to information and entertainment o A means to learn and explore o A means of doing business and banking John Hamill

5 5 10 Things to do on the web 10 Things to do on the web …. 1.Play games, download music and movies 2.Purchase products and services 3.Stay in touch 4.Post a classified ad (Buy and Sell) 5.Social sites where people can interact and explore common interests 6.Explore world-class museums 7.Earn a college degree 8.Manage your personal finances 9.Book a vacation 10.Set up a business

6 Predators These people use the Internet to trick children into meeting with them in person File-share Abuse Exchanging music, video, and other files with strangers may be illegal, and can give them access to your PC or download viruses or worms Cyber-bullies Both children and adults may use the Internet to harass or intimidate other people Invasion of Privacy If you fill out online forms, you may share information you don’t want strangers to have about you or your family Disturbing Content If you explore unsupervised, you could stumble upon images or information you may not want to be exposed to Leading Online Risks For Children 6 John Hamill

7 Spam Unwanted , instant messages, e-cards, and other online communication Phishing sent by online criminals that tries to trick you into revealing personal information Identity Theft A crime where con artists get your personal information and access your cash and/or credit Hoaxes sent by online criminals that tries to trick you into giving them money Leading Threats To Personal Online Safety 7 John Hamill

8 Viruses/Worms Software programs designed to invade your computer, and copy, damage or delete your data Trojan Horses Viruses that pretend to be programs that help you while destroying your data and damaging your computer Spyware Software that secretly watches and records your online activities or send you endless pop-up ads Leading Threats To PC Security 8 John Hamill

9 Be careful – use of the Internet  Please never ever meet an Internet “friend” in person  Do not share files, click links or open attachments from strangers  Treat others the way you want to be treated  Stand up for yourself  Respect other people’s property music, movies

10 Keep Personal Information Private  Make sure you never share personal information online without permission  Let your parents monitor your online activities  Please report suspicious activity to parents, Garda or teachers  Please use appropriate screen names and addresses

11 Be On The Lookout For Scams! There are signs that can alert you to scams Alarmist messages and threats of account closures Promises of big bucks for little effort Deals that sound too good to be true Misspellings and grammatical errors Asking for replies

12 Use Strong Passwords  Keep passwords private and create ones that are hard to “crack”  Use alpha numeric, symbols  Never share your passwords with friends or be tricked into giving them away

13 Thank you 13 John Hamill


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