C is for...CEOP, Computing, Cyber, Call of Duty, Club Penguin, Cloud and Chrome

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre): Formed in 2006, CEOP's aim is to eradicate the sexual abuse of children. It is part of UK policing and works with a variety of national and international agencies to investigate wrongdoing. Raising public awareness and educating children and parents so that they can look after themselves is a key part of what the organisation does.

Computing (instead of ICT): This complements ICT. Computing looks at the design and implementation of computers. ICT is the equivalent of learning to drive a car, while Computing is more akin to teaching automotive engineering: how the brakes work, how to maintain cars, and how to design new ones. It’s more techie.

Cyber: An adjective that describes a noun in terms of computers, information technology and the virtual age. It can be prefixed to an enormous range of words, such as cyber bullying (online bullying), cybercrime (online crime), cyberspace (the non-physical space created by computer systems) or cyberpunk (a genre of literature based on science fiction, but with the emphasis on advanced technology).

Call of Duty: A computer game responsible for the boredom of thousands of long-suffering partners. Call of Duty is a first-person and third-person shooter video game that is designed to be realistic. It started on the PC and later expanded to consoles. It is set primarily in World War II, but later versions have shifted the focus to modern warfare.

Club Penguin: Another interactive game for children. Club Penguin is a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) with a virtual world containing a range of activities. Players use cartoon penguin avatars. The game is aimed at 6 to 14-year-olds, but anyone can play. Because of this, the creators have put a major focus on child safety. They also believe that it's fun to be a penguin. It has been announced in January 2017 that Club Penguin is to close

Cloud: In the simplest terms, the cloud is the internet. It's an intangible place where an enormous amount of digital information is stored (through services like Dropbox), moved around (using services like Hotmail) or created (with services like Google Docs). It's handy because it enables us to access our emails, documents, photographs, etc. from anywhere without needing a specific computer or device. And it doesn’t take up storage space on our own hard-drives, which can get clogged.

Chrome: Google Chrome is one of the 'big four' web browsers, alongside Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. There are many arguments between nerds as to which browser is the best.

C is also for ... Cookies

Cookies: A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie is a small text file storied on a user's computer and contains some data sent from the server of a web site. For a more detailed definition visit the E-safety Support Knowledge Base.

Written by Safeguarding Essentials on February 01, 2017 13:22


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