Being a good digital citizen
- E-reputation is a concept known otherwise as: cyber-reputation, online reputation or web-reputation.
- An E-reputation corresponds to the image that an individual or brand reflects through information available on the Internet.
- An E-reputation agency such as Reputation Squad, puts in place operations aimed at managing the image of their clients.
- Another name for an online reputation is web reputation and cyber-reputation.
- Your digital footprint is everything on the internet that is about you.
- Personal information is routinely collected by companies eager to market their goods or services and this can be retained for several years. Equally, your digital presence can be monitored by individuals looking for information about you.
- You can build a positive online presence that showcases your skills, experience and interests. Moreover, with some online sites, you can control the information about you that is publicly available.
- An online profile that includes your CV, for instance on a professional networking site such as LinkedIn, can expand your range of contacts.
- Professional networking sites can give you access to potential employers, whose digital footprint you can also check.
What not to do online
- Don't use weak passwords.
- Don't give out your personal information too easily.
- Never send anything in e-mail you wouldn't want to see on a billboard in Times Square.
- Don't post your real e-mail address in a public forum or message board.
- When an adult is involved, it may meet the definition of cyber-harassment or cyber-stalking, a crime that can have legal consequences and involve jail time.
- Sometimes cyberbullying can be easy to spot — for example, if your child shows you a text message, tweet, or response to a status update on Facebook that is harsh, mean, or cruel.
- Cyberbullying also can happen accidentally.
- 2006 poll from the national organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids found that 1 in 3 teens and 1 in 6 preteens have been the victims of cyberbullying.
- Bullies and mean girls have been around forever, but technology has given them a whole new platform for their actions.
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