We are campaigning to improve digital literacy across the UK. We teach key digital skills such as researching, referencing and communicating safely online, skills widely recognised as essential in the modern world and key to countering increasingly widespread misinformation and disinformation.
While the internet has revolutionised how we learn and communicate, acting safely and responsibly in online environments requires a degree of digital literacy that is currently under-appreciated in today’s society; those who don't possess these skills are particularly vulnerable to the increasingly widespread misinformation found online. In the UK, societal fragmentation is increasing, driven by media and political polarisation, and fuelled by misinformation and manipulative online content.
Digital literacy enables individuals to become more resilient to propaganda, politically motivated information and fake news, teaching people to evaluate, analyse and scrutinise information that they come across. We run numerous digital literacy projects including workshops, events and collaborations with partner organisations. We help our beneficiaries develop skills needed for the digital world, so that they can learn, flourish and develop a more considered view of the world around them.