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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Making the most of Meetups

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One of the things I love about living in Birmingham is the way my city is large enough to sustain a varied professional meetup scene but small enough that you can get to know people and build relationships. Over the past month or so I’ve been lucky enough to get along to quite a few different meetups. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way and why I think you should make the most of meetups in your local area.

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Tip Tuesday: easily create free QR codes for events with goo.gl URL shortener

Saving a QR code as an image from within a web browser

Have you noticed more and more publicity materials are incorporating a square with a black and white pattern on it?

These are known as QR codes and users with smartphones can scan them to be taken straight to your website or social media profile, where they can find out more information about your project and event.

As it’s #TipTuesday, here’s a quick and easy way you can create your own QR codes for free in less than five minutes.

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