Summer 2020 Programme

This summer, we’ll be offering several free one hour online workshops for women and non-binary people on digital self care, safety and security. 

73% of women have been exposed to, or experienced, some form of online violence, 83% of trans people have indirectly experienced online abuse and 45% of LGBT+ people have witnessed homophobic, transphobic or biphobic abuse online. 

Alongside campaigning for both government and tech to implement systematic change, at Glitch, we are committed to continue equipping women and non-binary people, as digital citizens, to flourish online safely through our summer programme. The Coronavirus pandemic has sparked an increase in internet usage posing an increased risk to online abuse. It’s more important than ever to make sure those disproportionately impacted by online abuse are aware of how to stay safe and how to prioritise their own wellbeing online. 

Whether you’re interested in having a public facing role, or you simply just want to feel safer to be you on social media, you’ll come away from our workshops with practical tools and increased control over your online presence, resulting in a happier, healthier relationship with the digital space.

We have successfully trained thousands of people worldwide on online safety. In 2019, 95% of workshop participants left our workshops caring about digital self care, whilst 96% of participants learned how to respond to online abuse for themselves and others.

“Glitch helped to bolster the security of my personal online presences before engaging with national media; public figures undergo tougher scrutiny of their past online behaviours once they appear in national press or television – including any online activity from one’s youth”

Join us at our one hour online workshops this summer! 
Educate and Activate: Digital Self Care for womxn and non-binary people – 16th June, 6-7pm
This free workshop is perfect for womxn and non-binary people who want to have a flourishing online presence but may be avoiding social media because of the fear of online abuse. This training will help you develop the confidence and knowledge to use platform settings to better serve you. It will  explore vital digital self defence techniques, and a better understanding of online abuse. Sign up here.

Digital Self Defence: How to Keep Politically Active Women Safe Online – 30th June, 6-7pm
If you’re a woman involved in grassroots campaigns or with political ambitions but fear of online abuse is preventing you from taking the next step forward, then join us at this workshop. We’ll help you to set boundaries and make digital spaces better serve you and your career ambitions. Our first digital workshop as part of the Equal Power partnership will focus on delivering free and vital online training, including creating your own digital self care plan. Sign up here.

I am now in control of my social media platforms and I am sure of the content of my accounts in the public domain”.“I also have Glitch to thank for my peace of mind when engaging with digital multimedia and agreeing to public engagements”

Digital Self Defence: How to Keep Politically Active Women Safe Online – 27Th July, 1-2pm
If you’re a woman involved in grassroots campaigns or with political ambitions but fear of online abuse is preventing you from taking the next step forward, then join us at this workshop. We’ll help you to set boundaries and make digital spaces better serve you and your career ambitions. Our first digital workshop as part of the Equal Power partnership will focus on delivering free and vital online training, including creating your own digital self care plan. Sign up here.
Please note this is a repeat of the workshop on the 30th June – please only sign up to one session. 

Educate and Activate: Digital Self Care for Womxn and non binary people – 15th September, 6-7pm
This free workshop is perfect for womxn or non-binary person who want to have a flourishing online presence but may be avoiding social media because of the fear of online abuse. This training will help for those lacking in the confidence and knowledge to use platform settings to better serve you, including digital self defence techniques, and a better understanding of online abuse. Sign up here.
Please note this is a repeat of the workshop on the 16th June – please only sign up to one session.

“The Glitch webinar was a really comprehensive introduction to online safety for marginalised voices with strong digital presence”

“The workshop definitely made me feel more confident in my interactions online and empowered to act”

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With thanks to the Awards for All grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, our Educate and Activate Digital Self Care training will be provided for free. 

Glitch is a UK registered charity. Charity number: 1187714
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