People of all ages may experience digital inequality, but older people are more likely to be in this group. They are also at higher risk of being affected by the Coronavirus and being additionally socially isolated. This means they are more likely to be cut off from essential support without skills, confidence and access to online help. We are concerned about the possible implications and are determined to put our knowledge and experience to good use. Continue Reading Citizens Online Calls for Free Internet For All in the UK
It’s been over a year since we launched the new Tech for Good Brighton meetup. And what a year it’s been! Continue Reading Tech for Good Brighton — One Year In
Citizens Advice are often at the heart of a local digital inclusion network, either as a delivery organisation with staff and volunteers helping out as Digital Champions, or as a strategic partner with deep insights into the local digital skills landscape. Continue Reading Citizens Advice and digital inclusion
Over the past year we have been fortunate to work in the gentle rolling hills of idyllic Dorset, helping the county council roll out their digital inclusion work.
They asked us to build on some impressive groundwork, and give recommendations of how to improve. Continue Reading Playing the Long Game
We examined the latest data from the Oxford Internet Institute, that helps deepen our understanding of the complex issues with online privacy and safety. Continue Reading Privacy and safety online: stepping forward
We’ve come to realise that there are some significant needs across the social sector regarding how to change organisational approaches to digital.
A change that requires new approaches, new skills and a new culture — a journey of discovery which staff, volunteers, leaders, trustees and service users alike need to embark on together. Continue Reading Creating a more digitally confident Brighton & Hove — it’s happening, join the ride
As an organisation, Citizens Online is all about inclusion and equality of access, so the Disability Confident Scheme really resonated with us.
Signing up to the scheme has been incredibly helpful in enabling us to reevaluate our policies and procedures, training, and the culture in which we work. Continue Reading Citizens Online joins the Disability Confident Scheme
We’re pleased to present our DBH Evaluation and Impact Report which highlights the key statistics, achievements and challenges of the past 2 years. Continue Reading Citizens Online publish Digital Brighton & Hove Evaluation and Impact Report
Around 133,000 people in Surrey can’t communicate, access content, complete a transaction, solve a problem or remain safe online, according to the Office for National Statistics.
To combat this, Citizens Online has teamed up with Surrey County Council to support residents lacking digital skills. Continue Reading County council joins forces with charity Citizens Online to tackle digital exclusion
Giorgio, a local resident from Evelyn Court, has been getting monthly one-to-one support at a digital gadget drop-in run by Digital Brighton & Hove. During these sessions, he has learnt how to use Facebook and YouTube, and shop online, as well as finding out about online safety. Continue Reading Giorgio reconnects with his brother online