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Your Guide to the Internet

These pages are intended to be a short guide to some of the things the internet has to offer, how to find things and how to avoid problems.

This guide is not intended to cover absolutely everything. Things are changing all the time, so some bits will become out of date and new ways of using the internet will appear.

Accessing the internet

- service providers, web browsers, email and news readers. Details...

Finding things on the internet

- links, search engines, directories, bookmarking. Details...

Websites to try

- a wide variety of websites to try out. Details...

Sending and receiving email

- how to do it, web based mail, junk email. Details...

Safety on the Internet

- keep yourself safe, keep your children safe Details...

Jargon and abbreviations

- technical terms, acronyms, smileys. Details...

Avoiding viruses

- viruses, worms, spyware, getting protected, how to avoid getting viruses, installing a firewall. Details...

Chatrooms and Newsgroups

- Internet Relay Chat, instant messaging, newsgroups, forums, email lists. Details...

Shopping Online

- going shopping online, paying online, delivering the goods, where to shop, online auction websites. Details...

Contributing to the Internet

- blogs, sharing sites, photo albums, social networks. Details...

Downloading Free Software

- useful free programs from the internet. Details...

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