Digital Citizenship

The How Too's Of Digital Citizenship


Your online image is everything about you existing online. The range of materials that could potentially impact your online reputation is broader than most realize. Creating a good online identity is becoming top priority. Having a bad online reputation can kill your opportunities, both professional and personal.Students who pay attention to their online reputation and personal brand throughout college will have an advantage in the job market upon graduation.

Digital Footprint

Each time someone adds something about themselves on the internet it affects their digital footprint. Your digital footprint is everything on the internet that is about you. This includes
  • a profile on Facebook or MySpace
  • photographs that you, your friends or family have posted online
  • anything you have written or that has been written about you,

What Not To Do

  • Post Racy Photos
You may get wrapped up in a moment, but even when you think you've deleted the photo, someone could have screenshot it.
  • Start A Fight
Starting fights with someone online is a cowardly thing to do and can land you in a lot of trouble.
  • TMI
Too much information is never a good idea online. Information like your social security number, phone number and address should never be shared publicly online
  • Complain About Friends, Teachers or Bosses
The Internet may seem like a good place to vent and get some support, just be careful because anything can be found online.
  • Sharing Drama
Even if it can't be traced back to you, people will know you as the one with the drama.


Cyber bullying involves using technology, like cell phones or the Internet, to bully or harass another person. Cyber bullying can be very harmful to teens. It can lead to anxiety, depression, and even suicide.

  • Over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.
    • Only 1 in 10 teens tells a parent if they have been a cyber bully victim
    • Fewer than 1 in 5 cyber bullying incidents are reported to law enforcement
    • 1 in 10 adolescents or teens have had embarrassing or damaging pictures taken of themselves without their permission.
    • About 10 to 20 percent experience it regularly