The internet, or World Wide Web, is one vast computer network. Children in KS2 ICT will be taught a little about how it works and how to use it.
"Prior to the internet, the last technology that had any real effect on the way people sat down and talked together was the table." So said the American writer Clay Shirky and he may be right. The World Wide Web (www) was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 and it has changed the way we live our lives. Did you know that more than two billion people use the internet? A computer network describes a group of computers that are joined together and the internet is just one giant computer network. All of the computers with an internet connection are linked and can share information with one another.
Try this ICT quiz to see how well you understand the technology of the World Wide Web and how people use it.