Online safety and security


Your online safety is extremely important to us. While technology undoubtedly brings so many benefits, there are risks that we all need to be aware of as well.

Keeping users safe online

Our policies for colleagues, students and apprentices include specific conditions for the use of corporate and personal websites, social media and any other personal web presence. These policies include the IT security policy, rules for the use of IT facilities and disciplinary procedures.

Top 10 online safety tips

Below, you'll find 10 top tips for online safety. Some of these you may already be doing, and some you may not have considered before. By implementing these simple steps, you really will help make a difference to your online security.

Current student or apprentice with online safety concerns?

Contact our IT support by visiting the helpdesk on the ground floor of the Preston Campus Library (8.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Thursday, 8.00am - 5.00pm on Friday)