Digital Citizenship

How To Leave Behind A Positive Digital Footprint

Your Reputation

In order to maintain a positive reputation on the internet, you need to ask yourself some questions.

  • Would you want the things you are going to post to be said to you?
  • Will it hurt someone's feelings?
  • Would you say it to them in person or just online?
  • Would I be ashamed of saying it later on?

What you say online doesn't just effect the person you are bashing. It can also effect you and what people think of you. Many colleges and companies look at social media before admitting or hiring, so think twice before posting!

What NOT To Do

Some things you SHOULDN'T do while online:

  • Don't think the world revolves around you (your feelings aren't the only ones that can get hurt)
  • Don't say anything that you wouldn't say in person
  • Don't post pictures that you wouldn't show your grandmother (make that your new rule of thumb)
  • Don't post if it could hurt a person


Cyberbullying is defined by as "the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously." Bullies don't take the victim's feelings into account. The people are hurt, sometimes thinking the only way out is suicide. According to Dr. Byron Law-Yone, a British study found that 44% of suicides occurring in kids 10-14 were caused by bullying in general.

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Law-Yone, Byron. "Answers from 32,000 U.S.-licensed DoctorsNo Waiting Room. FREE!" HealthTap. HealthTap, 2013. Web. 25 Feb. 2013.

STRUTT Central. "THE CYBER BULLYING VIRUS." YouTube. YouTube, 22 Mar. 2012. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.

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