An Aware Child is Safer Online: A Parent’s Handy Primer on Cyber Vocabulary

By Anindita Mishra


Part I

The Internet age has not only brought us new devices and opportunities; it has also led to the coining and usage of new words. Cyber vocabulary is huge and growing daily. This makes it important for us to expand our knowledge about the commonly used terms. That said, I will focus here on those terms that are frequently used or important from the point of view of cyber safety. I will be dividing this primer into multi-part series for easier understanding, as the list can get quite long.

Do go through the primer in detail and share with your friends.

Let’s start from the very beginning

1. Webpage and website:

A website is a collection of related webpages online. Each webpage has a unique address called URL (Uniform Resource Locator).

Cyber Safety Tip:

  • Keep the Internet content filter turned on – some online content may not be regulated and can include inappropriate matter which is not suitable for minors
  • Activate parental controls feature in the security software to restrict access to unsuitable websites

2. Uniform Resource Locator (URL):

URL is the web address of a web document and is like a detailed route plan.

Example: is the URL to access Facebook

Cyber Safety Tip:

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