B40 - Getting Connected on the Internet

People connect to the internet for many reasons, including using email, skype or social network sites to stay in touch with friends and family who live some distance away.

The internet also allows you to: keep up to date with the news, write a journal (known as a 'blog'), learn new things, shop and bank online, as well as meeting new people.

Once you're on the internet, you can search for any topic and learn interesting things from people who've taken time to set up their own websites about their areas of expertise.

Internet security is critical. The best ways to keep your personal details private is to password-protect the device you use (that is, make sure you have to sign in with a password before you can use the device). Any passwords you use (for example, for your bank accounts) must be difficult for people to guess (so don't use your birth date, home address or middle name as your password).

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What do I need in order to take this option?

Could this option limit my future choices?

No, it may help you to stay living independently in your own home. For example, if you find getting out difficult at times, you can do banking and grocery shopping online.

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