Internet safety isn’t about what your parents want or what your teachers want, but what you want. It’s about being able to have fun online – to be able to chat with your friends, to post a video that you’ve made or a song that you’ve written, to be free to find out more about stuff you’re interested in and check out the latest trends - without being bullied, annoyed or scammed, or having your ideas stolen.
And Internet safety is a lot more than just about ensuring that your computer has the latest anti-virus and firewall software installed. It’s about being smart about how you handle yourself online and savvy about how you deal with other people (especially strangers who you meet online), and not being a sucker who falls for an online scam artist who takes advantage of your gullibility.
As a start, find out more about how to stay safe online by learning about the basics of web threats.