What is a Digital champion?
A Digital Champion is someone who is trained and supported to inspire others to get online and can spend time showing them how. This includes things like:
- Teaching someone to use internet search engines;
- Helping someone set up an email account;
- Setting someone up on Skype;
- Showing someone how to research activities in their local area.
Digital Champions can be found in a variety of settings and organisations, helping a range of people from family and friends to people they work with.
A Digital Champion doesn’t have to be an IT whizz; they just need to have a bit of spare time, an enjoyment of being online themselves, some confidence with basic computer use, and, most of all, a willingness to help others.
The Digital Champions Network
Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network (DCN) is an interactive destination that turns staff and volunteers into great Digital Champions. With its extensive training, tools and support the Network is empowering thousands of people to pass on their online skills to help others.
Each One Digital partner is providing organisations with membership of the DCN as part of their project offer.