What it's like to work at Glitch: the team tell us about their highlights
Lauren Pemberton-Nelson was Glitch’s Senior Communications Co-ordinator in 2020. She says the highlights of her time working with Glitch include....
- Working on the Black Lives Matter Online Too campaign: recognising the long-term impact of triggering and violent content on mental health, this petition called for social media companies to implement better controls on such content
- The launch of our Ripple Effect report, which showed that, during the COVID19 pandemic, 46% of respondents experienced online abuse. That figure increased to 50% for Black and minoritised women and nonbinary people.
- Promoting Glitch’s programme of workshops, which provides groups and individuals with expert knowledge on online safety, digital self-care, and wellbeing - and then seeing the impact of hundreds of women and non-binary people getting that training.
My overall highlight would be that I had the opportunity to give meaningful input and feel like what I said, and did, mattered - not only internally in the organisation, but also with working to increase understanding of digital citizenship and knowledge on online abuse.
My top tips for anyone starting a position at Glitch are:
- Do as much research as possible about online abuse and its disproportionate impact on women
- Immerse yourself in the work that Glitch does and its brand values: collaborative, dynamic, trusted, self-care, brave, empowering, inclusive and progressive.