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Downloads and file sharing

File sharing is where you may share files of music, films and even homework online. You should be careful when sharing files because some websites have files that are extremely disturbing and may be illegal for you to have.

You should use trusted websites and apps when file sharing or downloading. Be aware that some website have files that are named incorrectly. So, you may think you’re downloading the latest official video, but end up with a pornographic or violent film.

To download legitimate videos or music, it is worth paying for the official download from trusted websites or apps, to ensure they are safe. Swapping files can also mean you end up sharing viruses or spy-ware, which can damage your computer or lead to pop-ups and spam.

More safety information on downloads and file sharing is available from the Get Safe Online website.

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