What Parents Need to Know About Webcams

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

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What are Webcams?

Most commonly found embedded in laptop screens and smartphones, webcams are tiny video/still cameras designed to let you participate in video calls on services such as Skype and Zoom. They have become hugely popular since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, allowing homeworkers to chat with remote colleagues and helping friends and families stay in touch. However, there are many security and privacy risks associated with webcams that owners should be aware of.

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

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