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Tips for teachers on staying safe online and managing your online reputation

Cat meme. Cat sitting on table with the caption 'It's time we talk about the photos of me you've been posting online'

Yesterday I delivered an after-work training session on online safety and professional reputation for teachers at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls. The session combined general security tips as well as specific advice for protecting teachers’ professional reputations. Here are some useful tips from the session.

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Simple tips for improving your online security

UK Government Cyber Aware campaign poster showing ginger cat pointing at laptop screen with the message 'software update'

I’ve been continuing to deliver free digital skills workshops to older Bournville Village Trust residents at Shenley Court Hall. This month’s workshops have focused on staying safe online. Here are some straightforward tips for improving your online security today.

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What I’ve learned from my first month of Bournville Village Trust digital workshops

Francis Clarke from OpenUp Digital holding ipad and Sharing digital skills with older couple at BVT digital workshop at Shenley Court

OpenUp Digital is currently working with Bournville Village Trust (BVT) to deliver a series of free digital skills and confidence workshops for local, mainly retired residents. The sessions are scheduled to run from February through to June, with participants learning a new topic every month. This month, I’ve delivered three beginners’ workshops at Shenley Court Hall. Here’s what I’ve learned so far.

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OpenUp Digital to deliver free digital skills workshops for Bournville Village Trust residents

Older woman using Macbook laptop

Following our successful partnership for last year’s Digi-Fayre 2016 digital inclusion event, I’m proud to announce OpenUp Digital will be working again with Bournville Village Trust (BVT) to deliver a series of free digital skills workshops for BVT residents throughout the first half of 2017.

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Why email still matters

Bridget Phillipson MP email newsletter showing photo of MP being interviewed outside the Houses of Parliament

When I talk to potential clients about how they can use digital technology more effectively, often the conversation quickly moves to social media and what platforms a client should use. While it’s great that clients are excited about new opportunities to engage, it’s important they also get the basics right. I was therefore pleased to have the chance to help develop a professional looking email newsletter for Bridget Phillipson MP.

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Helping blind and partially sighted users get the most out of digital communications

A Partially sighted woman sitting on sofa looking at her Android smartphone at close up

Following on from my last post, I want to share with you another project that’s been keeping me from blogging lately. For the past couple of months I’ve been working with residents at Queen Mother Gardens, a sheltered housing centre for blind and partially sighted people run by New Outlook housing association. Here’s what I’ve learned so far about helping blind and partially sighted users access digital communications.

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