chapter  10
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Being safe online

We are all aware of the ways in which ‘stranger danger’ has become an online concern. The ease with which we can connect to, and communicate with, others is one of the strengths of the web, but it is also one of the dangers. We cannot be sure that those we meet online are who they say they are. This makes it easy for those who prey on young people to hide behind the technology and get closer to them than they might in other situations.