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.
Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-21
What is a web browser?
A web browser is the piece of software used to access websites. Examples include Google Chrome, Microsoft’s Edge, Apple’s Safari and Mozilla Firefox.
Browsers are available for both desktop and mobile devices and data can usually be synchronised between devices.
Data sharing is convenient, but web browsers do feed a lot of your data back to advertisers.
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.