What is it?

Upload means to transfer a file or files from your own computer to another computer. For instance, your child might upload his or her homework to a school website, or you might upload photos from a recent trip to your Facebook page. Upload implies moving data to a higher place. For example, uploading photos from your camera to your computer.

How does it work?

Uploading is a process of transferring data from one computer location to another, including servers.

Why is it useful?

Uploading allows you to take a file and copy it to another location, and this is essential for anyone involved in creating or adding to websites. If you blog, use a social networking site, such as Facebook or a photo sharing site, you will be uploading content (data) on a regular basis.

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

Some things should not be uploaded by your child to the internet because they are inappropriate or illegal, and ultimately everything uploaded can be traced to the computer they originated from. You may want to discuss with your child what uploading is allowed.

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