Connectivity

What is it?

Connectivity refers to the ability of a computer or telecommunications device to link to other computers or devices. For instance a mobile phone's ability to connect to a WiFi network, or a laptop's connectivity to a high definition television to use it as a monitor.

How does it work?

Connectivity is about compatibility between devices. Sometimes compatibility is determined by ports and cables allowing a connection to another device. Or, connectivity can involve software that helps devices to 'talk' to each other.

Why is it useful?

The more connectivity various devices offer, the more options you have to configure these devices to do other tasks.

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

Connectivity is useful to keep in mind when shopping for new internet or telecommunication devices, so it is a good idea to know how your child will be using these devices so that they can do what you want from the outset.

Want to know more?

To learn more about a product's connectivity, check the manufacturer's website. Or, search the internet for the term to learn more about connectivity in general.

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