A new campaign highlights the essential role IT
professionals are playing in connecting people personally and professionally,
during the COVID19 crisis.
The #vITalworker campaign launched by BCS, The Chartered
Institute for IT, is asking people to share and celebrate examples of IT and IT
professionals working to keep essential elements of our national life
Simply @ tag them in a social media post on LinkedIn,
Twitter or Facebook and include the hashtag #vITalworker in that
BCS will be tagging the
best #vITalworker examples in postings from its accounts and giving
those professionals the opportunity to claim a vital worker sticker and badge.
As part of the campaign, BCS will be running weekly
webinars on everything from cyber security risks to be aware of, to mental
wellbeing top tips and how to protect children and vulnerable groups from
social media harm.
BCS’ volunteer community are also contributing to the
national effort in many ways including linking up with charities to harness
their IT skills, helping local communities with troubleshooting tech issues,
and, in the case of teachers, supporting each other through the Computing at
Schools (CAS) network.
BCS Chief Executive, Paul Fletcher said: “As the
coronavirus crisis moves our personal and professional lives online, computing
and digital services are more valuable to society than ever.
“We want to support and champion IT professionals doing
vital work to protect the national infrastructure, including the NHS, during these
To learn more visit the campaign page on the BCS website.