The Internet is the largest information and communication network in the world, to such an extent that it can be used from a personal computer at work to an appliance at home, it is everywhere. Its origin goes back to the decade of the 60s when for military purposes, the United States tried to find safe means of communication. Today, fifty years later, the Internet has become the main communication tool on the planet, being used for advertising purposes, to make purchases, to access news, to be in contact with friends and much more, anywhere, anytime.
Currently the internet is becoming a common good of society, even the different governments are providing free connections in certain public spaces, in order make it easy to access to information and knowledge. By 2015, the number of Internet users on the planet exceeded 3,000 million and currently, in Latin America, 43.4% of households have access to this popular network. The increase in access to and use of the internet is evident, not only because of the immense possibilities it offers, but also because of the flexibility it provides. Today it is used massively from smartphones, this is why mobile telephone operators are considerably increasing their number of subscribers and product portfolio. The United States went from having in the year 2000 about 121 million Internet users, to have in 2016 about 286 million. More than double in a lapse of fifteen years, thus pressuring operators to have greater coverage and better networks.
In Latin America, internet is widely used but especially in more developed countries such as Brazil and Mexico where together, can have more than 200 million users. Most users are constantly browsing on social networks and content platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, making the internet a tool to establish new social relationships. This is why digital security and prevention campaigns have become more relevant in recent years.