Online Forums

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Online Forums

What are online forums?

Online forums are communities in which people gather to discuss similar interests, usually anonymously.

They differ from chat rooms in that messages are often longer than one line of text and are at least temporarily archived.

Depending on the access level of a user or the forum set-up, a posted message might require approval by a moderator before it becomes visible.

Forums can be attached to larger sites. They can spawn sub-forums, each of which may have several topics, and within each topic, each new discussion is often labelled as a thread.

For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.

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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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