How are you developing your digital skills?

More than 12 million adults in the UK lack basic digital skills. That’s according to the work of Go ON UK and later Doteveryone  over several years. They’ve been working hard to highlight this problem and how it affects both individuals and our workforce as a whole. The need for basic digital skills is now widely recognised. There’s been a recent announcement that this work has been handed over to the Tech Partnership, an organisation that has a track record of bringing people together to address critical digital issues. They will lead the next phase of working to create skills for the UK’s digital economy .

As L&D and HR professionals, it’s important we consider our own digital skills. Our people are already using technology in every area of their lives outside the organisation. We must take advantage of the ever growing technology that is available to help our organisations thrive.

Keeping your children safe in a digital world

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He was just eight years old when Mum and Dad decided to go away for the weekend and leave him in the house on his own.

‘Do what you like whilst we’re away and have anyone you like around. We’re not leaving you a key so don’t bother locking the door. If you do go out, go anywhere you want with whoever you want. Trust everyone and come back when you like, if you like.’

What a load of nonsense. You’ll be pleased to hear this story is made up. There can’t possibly be a parent in their right mind that thinks this is right. But, whilst we all agree this made up scenario should never happen, the sad thing is in real life, amazingly it does. Not in the context of ‘in real life’, but in the context of digital and online.

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