What Parents Need to Know About Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Sharing

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What Parents Need to Know About Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Sharing

Published 16th September 2020

A free online safety guide on peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing.

Peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing is the process of transferring digital content, such as electronic books, music, or video clips from one computer to another. In a P2P network, each ‘peer’ is an end-users computer connected to the other ‘peer’ via the internet. Typically, this is done with the help of P2P software programmes, such as Napster or BitTorrent, where files are indexed on a central server, making them available for other users to find and download.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as inappropriate content, illegal downloads and malware.

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Experienced technology journalist, editor and consultant who writes for Tes, Forbes, WIRED and TechRadar.
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