16th March 2022

Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know About Torrent Sites‘ below.

Download: What Parents Need to Know About Torrent Sites [PDF]

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What are Torrent Sites?

A torrent site is a website on the internet where visitors can upload, share, and download files. Whilst some torrent sites are legal, others are not due to the sharing of copyrighted material such as books, music, and movies. A torrent site allows users to download pieces of a particular file from various other users, known as seeders, until the complete file is downloaded.

In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as legal issues, hackers and malware.