Surfing the Net Safely

Two thirds of us log on to the internet every day. That’s a lot of people right?

Having said that,  so many people don’t. Anyone over the age of 45 or so just wasn’t taught computing at school. Most of us are self taught and we “know what we know” Did you know that 5.4 million British folk over the age of 65 have never been online? Many people are just a bit scared of trying anything new. So many myths are around about internet use. I will get a virus that will kill my computer, people on forums will be rude and abusive, it’s full of porn!

Yes there is porn on the net, there are viruses and there are rude people as there are everywhere in life. But with a bit of common sense the internet is a fun, rewarding and interesting place to be.

The BBC’s Webwise page is a great place to start. Here you can find great tips on internet security.

Have a look and start exploring!

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