An Introduction to Online Information

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Myleene Klass Advocate of protecting children on the internet
Webinar 2min

The digital revolution has transformed the way we use and relate to information. In this bite-size explainer video, presented by Myleene Klass, we'll give you a quick briefing on how understanding more about online information can help us to protect children and young people on the internet.

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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 and young people understand how online information can be curated, organised, and shared in order to remain intellectually curious and to keep themselves safe online.

This webinar is presented by broadcaster and online safety advocate Myleene Klass. Its content has been developed in collaboration with our expert Heather Cardwell, a practising online safety lead who is CE-OP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) trained.