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Safer Internet Day 2022
Tuesday 8th February 2022 is safer internet day. The theme for this year is ‘Together for a better internet’ and whilst its main aim is focused on what big businesses can do to keep people safe, there are ways to make sure that you’re using the internet appropriately, and your privacy is secured. When you post something online, it’s there for good. Yes, things can be deleted, but you can’t be 100% sure that it isn’t sitting somewhere in the virtual void. Read on for some of the ways to check your internet habits.
Be internet safe by having strong passwords
People are advised not to store their passwords on their laptop, phone etc – especially if they are using google drive for storage. Write and store them in a written notebook somewhere that can be kept safe. Also don’t be tempted to use the same passwords for different accounts.
Be aware of what you post online and not just on Safer Internet Day
Our online profiles reflect so much of our real lives, we often forget who has access to what social page – we connect with friends and colleagues and even sometimes people we don’t know. If you share everything, there could potentially be people who could use this information against you.
Be careful where you allow use of location services
Enabling location services on your phone can be useful occasionally but be careful who you are allowing access to your device. Unfortunately, we don’t know just how much of our information is being tracked without our knowledge. However, we can limit which information we make available.
Pay attention to what you download
Certain files that you download may contain viruses that can effect your device and even leak some of your personal information. Avoid files that contain extensions like .exe., scr., bat, .com, or .pif.
Safer Internet Day – Don’t be too trusting
It’s important to keep the internet as a kind space for people to share – but it contains so much anonymity that some people can take advantage of this and portray a version of themselves that is far from the truth. Be careful who you share your information with. If you agree to meet people that you’ve met online remember to let someone else know where you’re going and with who.
Learn more about how you can get involved by visiting the Safer Internet Day website.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
Moving in weekends have started across all our Host properties in the UK and Ireland. And we get it can be an anxious time so to help you settle in here are our top tips
Move in day can feel stressful, but the main thing is that once it’s over and you’re in your new room – the fun can begin. We have a look at what the day will be like for thousands of students across the UK and Ireland.