Using technology

The internet is how computers and mobile devices connect and share information with others around the world. It is sometimes called a network.

You can connect to the internet using a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. A smartphone is a mobile phone that works like a small computer that can connect to the internet.

An infographic diagram showing what the internet is and how users connect to it

When a computer or mobile device is connected to the internet you can send and receive all kinds of information – pictures, messages, videos and computer programs.

There are many different ways to use technology and the internet. We want everyone to have a positive and safe experience online.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know much about technology – we’re here to help you learn.