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#DigitalCitizen Campaign: Promoting Digital Wellbeing

The Digital Skills and Training team are continuing to promote the #DigitalCitizen campaign to highlight digital safety and wellbeing during challenging times.

#DigitalCitizen campaign image - "It's more important than ever to support one another online"

Now that the University of Edinburgh has moved to an online model of learning and teaching, it is more important than ever to be mindful of how we safeguard ourselves and others online. Originally launched on 11 February 2020, Safer Internet Day, the #DigitalCitizen campaign aims to spread awareness about the responsible use of technology and to give students resources and support for troubleshooting digital safety concerns such as internet fraud, social engineering and online harassment. 

In particular, the revamped #DigitalCitizen campaign emphasises the importance of digital wellbeing, offering guidance on how to build digital resilience and tips for digital self-care during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Given that online harassment and fraud are currently also on the rise as people spend more time on the internet, the campaign seeks to point members of the University of Edinburgh community towards digital tools and resources that will help keep them safe.

New highlights of our campaign include webpages on Staying Safe While Learning and Teaching Online and Digital Safety for New Students (linked below). We also urge all of our staff and students to revisit our March 2020 Digital Skills newsletter special issue on Digital Safety and Citizenship (linked below), which outlines some key digital safety considerations that will never go out of date.

Help us spread the word

Please help us spread the word by retweeting and regramming messages tagged #DigitalCitizen posted from the Digital Skills and Training Twitter and Instagram accounts (also linked below). Our campaign will focus on a different sub-theme from Tuesday 28 April to Friday 1 May.

If you have access to any newsletters or other social media channels, please feel free to re-share and cross-post as appropriate, disseminating a link to where you can. As before, we hope that together, we can ensure our online spaces remain safe and inclusive for all, especially during these unprecedented times. 

Related links

Digital Safety and Citizenship Homepage

Staying Safe While Learning and Teaching Online

Digital Safety for New Students

Digital Skills Newsletter Issue 7 – Digital Safety & Citizenship

@UoEDigiSkills Twitter

@uoedigiskills Instagram


(Ed. This article was published on 1 May, 2020)