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Digital Wisdom: how to be happier, safer and private online
24 February @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm UTC+0£20.00
To be digitally wise is to know the difference between an elegant tool which enhances your life and helps you grow, and an illusion that imprisons you in a self-referencing, never-ending loop of your own worst nightmare.
If you’ve ever wondered whether:
- big brother really is watching you,
- the information you share online is secure,
- the conversations you have in your home are private,
- it’s ‘just you’;
then this workshop will help you make sense of today’s digital world.
And, 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 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 manage it.
So, by the end of our morning together you will:
- know how big your digital footprint is and how to reduce its size,
- be able to avoid your most personal information being used in negative ways,
- understand how to avoid being followed, tracked and traced online,
- have the skills and knowledge to make your online activities 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.
or, you can work with me one to one, if you prefer.
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.