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How to Stay Safe Online by Seyi Akiwowo
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How to Stay Safe Online

A digital self-care toolkit for developing resilience and allyship

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Narrator Seyi Akiwowo

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Length 7 hours 33 minutes
Language English
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Digital spaces are a positive force for change, connection and community, but left unregulated, they are not always safe. Globally, women are 27 times more likely than men to be harassed online. 78% of LGBTQ+ people have experienced hate crime and hate speech online and there has been a 71% rise in online disability abuse.

How to Stay Safe Online will teach you how to spot, respond to, and protect yourself from online abuse and learn how to be a good ally to those experiencing it. An urgent and necessary digital self-care tool, this book will help you to support victims and empower friends, teachers, parents and willing allies to report abuse to social media companies and make online spaces safer.

With a blend of practical advice, Seyi's personal experiences and potential interviews with Hera Hussain, Gabby Edlin, Laura Bates, Yassmin Abdel, Diane Abbott, How to Stay Safe Online will:

· Provide practical tips on how to confidently navigate online spaces
· Teach you how to report and react to online abuse
· Provide information for employers, parents and teachers
· Teach you how to set boundaries and use the internet as a force for good
· Help you create your own digital self-care plan

This will be the go-to guide to developing resilience, compassion and allyship online.

© Seyi Akiwowo 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Seyi Akiwowo is the Founder of Glitch!, a UK charity making digital spaces safe for all by ending online abuse. Before setting up Glitch, Seyi was elected as the youngest Black female councillor in East London at age 23. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Seyi spoke on 'Fixing the Glitch' at TedXLondon in 2019 and appeared on Wired's front cover as their top Changemaker of 2021.

Seyi Akiwowo is the Founder of Glitch!, a UK charity making digital spaces safe for all by ending online abuse. Before setting up Glitch, Seyi was elected as the youngest Black female councillor in East London at age 23. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Seyi spoke on 'Fixing the Glitch' at TedXLondon in 2019 and appeared on Wired's front cover as their top Changemaker of 2021.

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Reviews

'I wish the Internet was a safer place, but until that day comes, this helpful book is a crucial companion. How wonderful to have Seyi on our side as we navigate through the stormy seas of the online world which she, sadly, knows all too well. The brilliant tools in this book will help you set better boundaries, protect your mental health, be a better digital citizen, and in general look after ourselves and each other' 'Seyi Akiwowo is a force of nature and this book is a godsend. She exposes the depth and urgency of the online abuse crisis, explores the hypocrisy and inefficacy of tech companies and government, and explains what readers can do to improve their online lives. Accessible, empowering and potentially life-changing, this is a book everyone should read' 'Educational and entertaining. No one should be using the internet without having read this book' 'The digital world is evolving far faster than our brain can keep up. Seyi's powerful story of the impact of the online world provides important lessons for how to navigate this to keep our mind and ourselves healthy and safe' 'Seyi Akiwowo's book is the need-to-know, must-have and barrier breaking book on fighting online abuse that everyone must have a copy of. This book is the knowledge that gives you power. It is conversational, current and relevant. Seyi talks you through it like she's right there with you - letting you know that you are not alone' 'I loved this! Such a powerful personal story, and actually doable practical advice. Social media can be like the Wild West for women, so we need strategies and boundaries to protect ourselves. Seyi Akiwowo's book is an indispensable handbook for being online in a way that is safe, intentional and - importantly - fun!' 'Seyi Akiwowo's work to make the online world safer, especially for Black women, is not only powerful, it's necessary' 'Seyi Akiwowo has been at the forefront of campaigning for more intentional social media usage throughout the years, and this book highlights the various ways one goes about doing that. It is the first book of its kind to highlight how we go about being safe online as well as providing the nuance required of minoritised and marginalised people's experience of the internet. This is essential reading for the times we live in' 'This book needed to be written and thankfully it finally has. Seyi's experience, and those of countless others, are full of valuable lessons for keeping us safe and empowered online' 'Seyi's... vibrant and robust approach to how we navigate social media and use it more mindfully. This book [is] refreshing... empowering us with tools and providing guidance on how we can collectively make digital spaces safer and better for our communities'

'The online world can be a scary place. Seyi's book will help us protect our online communities and the vulnerable people who need them. An urgent, powerful book'

'A book written from the front line of life online - heartfelt, heart-breaking, practical, brilliant'

'Online abuse is at an all-time high, with significant consequences. Read this book before you think you need it, it could save your life, or at least protect your sanity' 'A clever and timely toolkit, Seyi is brilliantly leading the charge in navigating vital conversations around online abuse and digital self-care. This book is both honest and practical, offering wisdom we should all put into practice right now!' 'Such a relevant, thoughtful and practical book which has important lessons for us all whilst we learn to navigate this digital world' 'Digital self care is critical to mental health and Seyi has written a thought provoking and highly practical guide to living a happier and safer life online and off. Millions of people have been victims of online abuse and I am so inspired and grateful to Seyi and her work for ensuring no one feels alone. Her mission is one that affects us all and this book is one of the most important topics of our generation' Expand reviews
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