At National Online Safety, we provide multi-award-winning online safety education for the whole school community. It’s our mission to make the internet a safer place for children. We believe that when children go online to learn, communicate or play, they should be able to do so safely. That’s why we provide schools all over the world with the knowledge they need in order to tackle new and evolving online risks.
Personal Data Explained
In many respects, our personal data is the ‘currency’ of the internet – which means we need to protect it. This brief video clarifies the essentials.
Name, email, postal address, phone number … we think next to nothing about entering these into the multitude of sites or services that we visit and use every day. Besides obvious functions such as online shopping or verifying payment details, however, what is this data actually used for? What happens to it after we’ve handed it over in digital form? And more worryingly, how safe is it? We’ve all heard horror stories of internet users having their bank details or their very identity harvested online by hackers with criminal intent. This short video unpacks what you need to know.