An Introduction to Online Information

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An Introduction to Online Information

In basic terms, information is data which is processed and ordered to become meaningful. The arrival of computers profoundly changed the speed and way this happens – once information can be found on the internet, it is then online. This online access has transformed the way we all relate to information.

First, the quantity of information and data that is accessible is almost infinite. Secondly, this information constantly changes in real time and finally, given the above two points, finding relevant information often becomes more difficult. Perhaps the biggest challenge of the online era is distinguishing good information from bad.

For that reason, it’s important that both trusted adults and children understand how online information can be curated, organised, and shared in order to remain intellectually curious and to keep themselves safe online.

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At National Online Safety, our mission is to make the internet a safer place for children by equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers.
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