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Digital Wisdom: how to be happier, safer and more private online
25 November @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm UTC+0£20.00
This half-day workshop is for anyone who has a feeling that not all is quite right with the digital world. It’s for anyone who has a sense of being observed but is unable to put a finger on why they feel a need to keep looking over their shoulder.
It is also for anyone who clearly sees the problems, but is unsure about the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the vast potential of the Internet and the Web in a way that is private, secure and more congruent with their values.
If you’ve ever wondered if:
- big brother really is watching you,
- the information you share online really is secure,
- the conversations you have in your home are private,
- it’s ‘just you’,
then this workshop will help you make sense of the digital world we find ourselves in.
If you’ve ever asked:
- how the search results you get are generated,
- why your social media posts don’t get the attention they used to,
- what really happens when you click on a link in an email,
- how to protect yourself from scammers and fraudsters,
- how to make your online communications more private,
then this workshop will help you understand what’s going on and how to deal with it using practical hints, tips and advice.
By the end of our morning together you will:
- know how big your digital footprint really is and how to reduce its size
- be able to avoid your most personal information being used in ways you don’t agree with
- understand how to avoid being tracked and traced
- have skills and knowledge that make your online activities more secure and private
- make positive choices about the apps, services, tools and sites you use.
All this in a friendly, informal Q&A style conversation and workshop designed to answer your most pressing questions, together with tea, coffee, cake and biscuits to keep our strength up.
About Your Workshop Facilitator
Linda began using the Internet in the late 1980s and was an early adopter of the web, creating her first website in 1995, which in 1997 became the Hysterectomy Association. In 1998 she was employed as webmaster by the then University of Central England’s Department of Computing going on to manage a major business development project between UCE, Birmingham City Council and Government Office for the West Midlands to help small and medium-sized businesses use the emerging technologies.
In 2007 she founded her own consultancy business to offer online marketing support to small and medium-sized businesses. This developed into a consultancy for social media strategy and development. In 2014 she decided to take a break from the world of social media to work for Dorset County Council, firstly as an IT trainer and finally as their Business Change Manager. In 2019 she was head-hunted into a Microsoft Gold Partner consultancy firm as their Adoption and Change Management Practice Lead which she left in 2022.
Linda is a qualified coach and counsellor. She is a certified change management professional, a certified Prosci change management practitioner and a Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist.