Digital Safety Snacks: Protect Yourself From Online Abuse

This June and July, grab your laptops and your phones and sign up for Safety Snacks. PEN America, the Online News Association, and the International Women’s Media Foundation have teamed up to create step-by-step videos and hands-on workshops to help you defend yourself. We’ll explain how to protect your most sensitive accounts from hackers and how to dox yourself before someone else does. We want to empower you to feel safer and more secure while maintaining the public profile you need to do your job.

This series will include eight short video episodes and four virtual workshops, when you can follow along to complete your digital wellness check, ask questions, and get help if you get stuck. You can join one, two or all four sessions.

Check out the full schedule and all of the episodes at

Week 1 (June 13)
Episode 1: deDox Yourself Part I (Wait, what info is available about me online?!)
Episode 2: deDox Yourself Part II (Sorry, who’s selling my data for pennies?!)
Workshop – Thursday, June 16, 12 p.m. EDT (4 p.m. UTC)

Week 2 (June 27)
Episode 3: Anti-Hackathon Part I (What’s a factor? And why are there two?)
Episode 4: Anti-Hackathon Part II (Nope, your birthday’s not a good password)
Workshop – Thursday, June 30, 12 p.m. EDT (4 p.m. UTC) 

Week 3 (July 11)
Episode 5: Secure Your Twitter Account (Don’t leave it to fate)
Episode 6: Secure Your Facebook Account (Oh no, people can see THAT post from high school?)
Workshop – Thursday, July 14, 12 p.m. EDT (4 p.m. UTC)

Week 4 (July 25)
Episode 7: Secure Your Insta & LinkedIn Accounts (Yep, those too)
Episode 8: Cell Phone Hygiene (You going to call your mother with that phone?) 
Workshop – Thursday, July 28, 12 p.m. EDT (4 p.m. UTC)

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