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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.

About Digital Safety and Citizenship

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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.

Staying Safe While Learning and Teaching Online

The University is currently using a hybrid model of learning and teaching. This page offers guidance on troubleshooting digital safety concerns that may accompany periods of increased online activity.

Digital Safety for New Students

Find essential information on keeping yourself safe and healthy online as a new student at The University of Edinburgh.

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.

Online Training Courses

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A curated list of recommended online training courses on digital safety and citizenship, available to all University of Edinburgh students and staff.

Upcoming Events and Training

Find out what digital safety and citizenship-centred events are happening online, on campus and near you.

Support for Digital Safety Concerns

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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.

Expectations for Students

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The University of Edinburgh has several policies in place that set out expectations for students when engaging both online and offline. It’s important to take into consideration these policies and strategies in all your online interactions.

Digital Safety Guidance

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Consult these official University regulations and policies to help you manage your digital footprint on social media and beyond and to comply with the University's computing and data management regulations.

Digital Safety Tips and 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.

#DigitalCitizen Awareness Campaign

On Safer Internet Day 2020, the Digital Skills and Training team launched our #DigitalCitizen campaign to raise awareness about digital safety and citizenship for students across campus.

Have Your Say

How can we improve digital safety across the University? Let us know what types of guidance and events you'd like to see.

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