Digital You Evolving to Enhance Online Experience

10 Mar 2016 | Andrea Brands

Tagged: Digital Connections, People, Responsible Use of Technology,

Over the years, many of us at AT&T have been involved in efforts to help people learn more about how to get the most out of technology, whether it is training older adults to use their first smartphone or teaching students how to handle cyberbullying. Last year, we had the exciting opportunity to launch Digital You, a new, comprehensive AT&T program that offers tools, tips, apps, guidance and events for people of all ages and levels of online experience to learn more about how to have a safe and secure online experience.

Technology is constantly changing and our approach to technology education should change and evolve as well.

Since the program launched in August 2015, community education events have already reached thousands of consumers across 28 states. Even more events are planned in the coming months.

On you can find a resource library with materials on the topics you care about. We also added new educational resources about applying to college, developing new skills for workforce readiness or searching for a job. Through collaboration with experts from Common Sense Media, OASIS Institute, iKeepSafe and others, we have been able to compile a collection of materials that provide information on how to get the most out of technology.

Technology is constantly changing and our approach to technology education should change and evolve as well. The past 7 months have shown us that Digital You is an exciting step in that direction as we continue to receive feedback and add resources. We hope that it helps you get more out of the technology you use every day.

Follow #digitalyou on Twitter to see what’s happening around the country and to let us know how you’re using Digital You materials.

About the Author

Andrea Brands

Director, Consumer Safety and Education, AT&T


Since she began her career more than 20 years ago, Andrea Brands has had a varied career that includes high-level positions in government, political and corporate communications and public affairs – largely in the Chicago area of Illinois. She spearheads consumer education programs that include driver safety (AT&T’s anti-texting-while-driving campaign, It Can Wait) and online safety, where she has developed educational outreach programs for students, parents, external organizations, communities and seniors. Just recently, Ms. Brands was named AT&T’s first Director of Consumer Safety & Education, dedicated to empowering consumers with tools and information to help them use technology safely and efficiently.

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