Information Services

Digital Safety and Citizenship

Learn more about digital safety and citizenship and how these issues impact you as a member of the University of Edinburgh community. Find curated resources to help keep you safe and secure while engaging online.

Definitions and Background

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Information on what digital safety and citizenship entail and why these issues should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds here at the University of Edinburgh.

New Students: Must-Read Information

Find essential advice on the minimum steps to take to keep yourself safe and healthy online as a new student at The University of Edinburgh.

Compromised? Find Support Resources

Find advice on how to report digital safety concerns and resources for support when your digital safety or the safety of others has been compromised.

Fraud Awareness Resources

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Find advice and guidance on how to prevent and respond to online fraud and phishing attacks, especially while during hybrid working and studying.

Expectations for Students

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The University has several policies outlining expectations for students when engaging both online and offline. It’s important to take these into consideration in all your online interactions.

Training and Events

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A curated list of recommended training courses and upcoming events related to digital safety and citizenship, available to University of Edinburgh students and staff.

Staying Safe While Learning and Teaching Online

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As the University adopts a more hybrid model of learning and teaching, find guidance on digital citizenship, online meetings, and digital wellbeing.

General Safer Internet Resources

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A list of curated external resources and quick safety hacks to help keep you safe and secure while engaging online.

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