Online Safety - Downloading

There are many great ways of accessing and downloading music, film, TV and video safely online and it is important that children and young people understand how to download content legally. This advice page provides introductory information about how to enjoy entertainment online in a safe and legal way.

Downloading content over the internet is a great way to enjoy music, video, games and other entertainment. Downloading is also a very convenient way to obtain information in the form of Word documents, PDFs, photos and other files.  This page contains information about the risks associated with downloading and ways to improve safety when downloading.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) work hard to protect artists and the music community from music theft. If you’d like to learn more read on.  (The equivalent organisation in the UK is the BPI - British Phonographic industry - but the RIAA provides more detail on piracy and illegal downloading.)