netsafe.org.nz

Website:https://www.netsafe.org.nz/
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cybersafety


The safe and responsible use of ICT – NetSafe has many resources to improve cybersafety in school, workplaces and the home.
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adware


Adware is software that may have been installed on your computer by a remote website.
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anti-virus software


Software which protects your computer or smartphone from viruses and other malware. Can be bundled with anti-spyware, anti-phishing and link checking tools into Internet Security Suites.
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app or application


An application is a computer program used to accomplish specific tasks not contained in the computer’s operating system (for example, word processors, spreadsheets, and graphics programs).
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attachment


Refers to a file included with an email. Some file formats such as .zip, .exe, .xls or .jpg can be used to deliver malware or virus infections to unprotected computers.
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avatar


The term used to refer to the graphical representation of a person’s alter ego, common in many role playing games and social networking sites.
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bandwidth


The amount of data that can be transferred during a given timeframe.
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banner advertisement


A graphical advert on a website linked to the paying advertiser’s own external website.
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blacklist


A blacklist is a list of websites or terms which have been identified as inappropriate by a filter.
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blog


Short for web log and similar to an online diary, often open for anyone to view. Often used by schoolchildren to describe their classrooms activities and communicate with other students worldwide.
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