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Helpful resources to take you through what it means to be a good digital citizen

Digital Citizenship course (LinkedIn Learning, 1h31m)

This LinkedIn Learning course by Oliver Schinkten takes you through what it means to be a good digital citizen and how we can use technology in the most appropriate and respectful ways to build community on the internet. See the Digital Skills LinkedIn Learning page for more information on how to set up your free LinkedIn Learning account.

Becoming a Digital Citizen: an Introduction to the Digital Society (FutureLearn, 9 hours)

This three-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) from the University of York provides insight into how to become a more information digital citizen and an opportunity to engage with debate about what is appropriate in the world of social media.

Dealing with Online Racism (BBC Own It)

This web hub offers helpful resources on managing your mental health and reporting offensive content if you have been affected by racism online.   Educate Yourself:  Online Racial Equity Workshops.

Educate Yourself: Online racial equity workshops

This collection of online events curated by Eventbrite aims to provide a platform for events and conversations centering on racial injustices and inequality. Check out the events listed and learn more about what you can do to stand for a more equitable society both online and off. 

Spot Racism Online:  A Practical Guide (The Light On Project)

This practical guide, designed with support from the European Commission, shines a light on online hate speech, offering suggestions for how to report it and mobilise your community to take further action. 

The Empower Project:  Supporting Communities to End Gender Based Violence

The Empower Project is a local Edinburgh charity committed to supporting communities to end gender based violence with a focus on online abuse in the digital age. Check out their website for more information on upcoming events and workshops. 

Stop Online Abuse

This website offers a range of information on online abuse and harassment with particular resources on sexism, homophobia and biphobia, and transphobia. 

The LGBTQ+ Guide to Online Safety (vpnMentor) 

This online guide offers a range of guidance for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies, from finding community online to navigating cyberbullying on social media. 

Recognising and Reporting Disability Hate Crime (Scope) 

This online guide offers a helpful information on recognizing and reporting disability hate crime including a range of support resources. 

Zen and the Art of Making Tech Work for You (Tactical Technology Collective) 

This bilingual manual sourced from a community of women, activists and technologists offers a virtual library of information devoted to strengthening and protecting your online presence and creating safe and collaborative online spaces. 

Online Harassment Field Manual (Pen America) 

This digital toolkit contains effective strategies and resources that writers, journalists, their allies and their employers can use to defend against cyber hate and fight online abuse. 

“You’re Not Powerless in the Face of Online Harassment” (Harvard Business Review) 

This article by Viktorya Vilk of Pen America outlines concrete steps you can take to defend yourself and others in the face of online harassment.