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Digital Identity (Open Learning)

Digital Safety and Identity : Objectives and Overview

These pages aim to introduce you to the principles of how to protect your digital identity at University.virtual identity, finger print with binary


By the time you have completed this tutorial you should be able to:

  • Know about simple ways to make sure you can protect yourself from online criminals and stay safe online
  • Make sure that your presence online is positive and how to avoid situations that might damage your reputation (or digital footprint)
  • Be aware of how to be a good digital citizen. We all have a responsibility to respect others online in the same way you would in the rest of your life


"Digital identity is how you develop and project a digital identity – or several identities – and how you manage your digital reputation" (Jisc data analytics, 2022, p12). This includes your digital participation and aspects of inclusion.

Alternative formats

If you prefer to view this tutorial as either a Word document or as a video, select the Alternative Formats option from the left hand menu.

Time allowance

This tutorial should take 15 mins to complete.


Jisc data analytics (2022) Building digital capabilities framework: the six elements defined. Available at: (Accessed: 6 September 2022)