Childnet launches celebrity-backed anti-piracy guide

Corrie star Kym Marsh helps push guide to safe and legal downloads
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The internet safety group, Childnet International, has teamed up with soap star Kym Marsh to promote a guide to surfing the internet and downloading content safely and legally.

According to Pocket Lint, the guide has been designed for children, parents and teachers, and offers guidance on the legality of using peer-to-peer download services and directs users to legal sources for online media.

It also covers the safety risks of using illegal download services and torrents, as well as the ethical reasons for anti-piracy initiatives, such as loss of earnings for artists.

“I find it incredibly hard to keep up with what my two teenagers are doing online so can definitely see the value of a new guide for muddled mums like myself who are concerned about safety issues,” said Kym Marsh.

“As an actress and former musician, I’m also keen to raise greater awareness of the many sites that offer entertainment legally.”

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