File sharing or peer-to-peer (P2P) is the name for sharing files like, music, films or pictures with your friends.

File sharing sites are not a great way of downloading music or films, since the files could contain viruses or nasty images. If you want new music or videos it’s better to go to a reputable site where you can pay for content.

Sites like YouTube where you can watch and upload films can be fun – but remember anyone can post on them – so you might end up watching something horrible.

Always ask a trusted adult before you visit these sites.

The best thing to do is ASK A TRUSTED ADULT to download something you want so you don’t get in trouble.
Download sites can also contain NASTY PICTURES AND VIRUSES. Always visit reputable sites. You usually have to pay for downloads