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What is the most dangerous website in the world?

I was running an e-safety assembly, and a 7-year-old asked me this question. I thought it was great, but panicked and said 'Google', which made me feel like a Daily Mail columnist. What would you have said?

Seeking Opinion Safety & Privacy , Education , Web 3 years ago
James Diamond expert
James Diamond
E-Safety & Safeguarding Trainer
Leicester, GB

1 expert and 3 parents have answered

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Andrew Weekes expert
Andrew Weekes Techy engineer, father of two. Sevenoaks, GB
Technology expert

I'm not sure what is meant by 'dangerous' here, there are a wide variety of risk to both individuals and their PC's, but this document from McAfee might throw some interesting insight: -

http://promos.mcafee.com/en-US/PDF/most_dangerous_searchterm_us.pdf

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Fact 3 years ago
Simon Munk writer
Simon Munk Consumer tech journalist, mountain biker, dad of two. Walthamstow

Facebook or Google, clearly.

The former has persuaded billions of us to share intimate personal details on a mass scale, to create a trackable database of our every indiscretion and stupid thought. Simultaneously, this database is not open source or truly public - it's kept by Facebook for its own purposes - advertising, marketing etc. And FB has proven time and again that it's willing to censor and remove sensitive content not on a basis of solid and international democratically-based public policy, but to match its business interests.

The latter purports to be an open search company but serves a huge proportion of online advertising, again altering its parameters and metrics to fit not just its commercial imperatives but also to allow itself access to lucrative markets like China.

Between these two, the collective idea that we have a "free" internet is proven patently untrue. We see what they want us to see - they learn about us just about everything they want to.

That said, I use both on an hourly basis - and don't worry too much about that!

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Opinion 3 years ago
Shaun Turner
Shaun Turner Primary school ICT Consultant Hull, GB

Well, Goggle is a good answer ;) but maybe Facebook (more for it's impact on privacy and blurring of the line between private and public/owned and licensed).

Depends I suppose by what was meant by "dangerous".

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Opinion 3 years ago

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