What is it?

CC (Carbon Copy) is a copy of an email message that is sent to a recipient who is visible to other people receiving the same email.

How does it work?

When sending an email you have three addressing options:

  1. to directly address the email to a person or people and everyone can see their names
  2. to use CC to send a copy of an email to another party and everyone can see their address
  3. to use BCC where the address or addresses are hidden to others receiving the email.

Why is it useful?

Using CC is useful when you need other people to receive an email but they are not the main recipient.

What do you need to keep in mind about your children and CC?

Because CC recipients are visible to others, it may be good for your child to understand the consequences of sharing another person's email address with others when sending email.

Want to know more?

To learn more about BCC and CC, check your email program's help function.

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