The World Wide Web and Internet safety

1  Going online

What do you do on the Internet?

  • Look at websites
  • Watch films
  • Play games
  • Talk to people
  • Share information
  • Keep in touch
  • Send emails
Figure 1 If you are using the Internet then you are ‘online’.

The World Wide Web

  • The World Wide Web is all the web pages that are stored on computers connected to the Internet.
  • We call the ‘World Wide Web’ just ‘the web’ for short.
  • Web pages have links that connect to other web pages.
  • If we drew all the links between all the pages, it would look like a big spider’s web.
Figure 2

2  What is a browser?