Before tech, where would you go to find people who believe in what you believe? We use tech to share and engage, but balance can be found.

Vulnerability and Technology

Before technology, where would you go to find people who believe in what you believe? In today’s digital communities and social media, we seek out our own communities – those with mutual interests and struggles, and those who understand our passions and share our beliefs. All of this connectivity is just a click away, accessible and effortless. This newfound freedom and positive inclusion to connect, like anything in this world, comes with risks.
When we protect those around us, whether that’s our children, loved ones or anyone we have a duty of care to, we often take technology out of context and forget the reasons we use it – or turn to it – in the first place. We use tech to share, engage and communicate but it’s also a vehicle for comparison, exploitation and exclusion.
So how do we safeguard the vulnerable against legitimate threats online and guard against our own biases?

Our Story - Language and Technology

Everyone has their own story. The story that you tell yourself about you. This frames a major part of your identity, self-esteem and mindset. Unfortunately, we are consistently incredibly unreliable narrators of our own story, which leads to anxiety, depression, isolation and countless distorted perceptions of the world around you.
When coupled with technology and online interactions, every post, text message, email and engagement can have our feelings projected onto them. We interpret in the way we want to, altering our story to fit and often becoming vulnerable in the process.
Anyone can be vulnerable at any time, but the nature of technology can exacerbate it with its anonymity, its lack of tone and empathy, leading to our own bubble of vulnerability.

What We Do

We work with anyone with a duty of care to children or adults under a variety of subject matters. Looking at vulnerability through a broader scope and its relationship with technology as a whole. Focusing on the reasons why we turn to social media, technology and individuals that may want to exploit us, where we are fulfilling a need that we are not getting from elsewhere. Placing technology within context alongside our emotions and psychology, gives a clearer understanding for practitioners, teachers and parents.
We provide an alternative and positive perspective with a practical and realistic approach to online protection and vulnerability.
Subject matter includes:
Digital Wellbeing and Identity
Vulnerability and Fraud
Exploitation and Grooming
Domestic Violence and Coercive Use of Technology
Use of Language and Technology.

How We Do It

We believe in avoiding the ‘cookie cutter’ approach of delivery when it comes to safeguarding. We enjoy getting to know your context, organisation and the specific requirements of the people you are charged with protecting. Designing the delivery based upon those details and ensuring its relatable.
Workshops and Training
– School Visits, Assemblies and Parent Engagement
– Workshops and training for staff, practitioners and teachers
– Presentations and seminars
In addition ot the workshops and training, we are available for consultation and advice for managment strategy, framework and change implementation.

Jungo is involved in running regular courses, events and workshops, have a look.

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