Join local author, Seyi Akiwowo, to celebrate the publication of her new book, How to Stay Safe Online.
Digital spaces are a positive force for change, connection and community, but left unregulated, they are not always safe. Half of the UK population have seen online abuse in the past year and 10-20 % of people have personally been targeted by abusive content. This is obviously worse for women, LGBTQA+ and disabled communities.
In response to the urgent need for action to be taken, local author Seyi Akiwowo has written her first book, How to Stay Safe Online. This is the first comprehensive guide on how to spot, respond to and protect yourself and those you care about from online abuse.
In partnership with Newham Bookshop, Seyi will be celebrating the publication of her book at The Wanstead Tap on Thursday 25 August at 7.30 pm. In conversation with Tobi Oredein, Founder & CEO of Black Ballad, Seyi will be discussing:
• Her own personal experience that led to her writing the book
• How we can confidently navigate online spaces, and report and react to online abuse
• How to set boundaries and use the internet as a force for good
• How we can begin to create our own digital self-care plan
Expect compelling stories, expert advice and a chance to ask Seyi your questions during an intimate audience Q&A session.
About Seyi Akiwowo
Seyi Akiwowo is a multi-award-winning founder and CEO of Glitch, a charity that’s been on a mission to end online abuse by making digital citizens of us all since 2017. In 2014, Seyi was elected the youngest Black female Councillor in Forest Gate, Newham at the age of 23. In 2017, a video of Seyi addressing MEPs went viral. Overnight, she became a victim of horrific online abuse. She has since dedicated her time to campaigning for increased awareness of the problem of online abuse, influencing policies and championing digital citizenship. In true millennial style, Seyi is also a former TED speaker, respected consultant and writer within the political and tech space, and now an author.
“This helpful book is a crucial companion.” — Emma Gannon.
“Accessible, empowering and potentially life-changing… which everyone should read.” — Laura Bates.
“No one should be using the internet without having read this book.” — Alex Holder.
“A relevant, thoughtful and practical book which has important lessons for us all whilst we learn to navigate this digital world.” — Natalie Evans.