Becoming a Positive Digital Citizen
Your digital reputation is defined by your online behaviors, and the content that you post about yourself and others. This can include:
- Tagged photos
- Blog posts
- Social networking interactions
Having a poor reputation can affect your friendships, relationships, and even future jobs that you might have.
-So THINK before you post!
Simply put, your Digital Footprint is everything on the internet that is about you and the trail you leave, and could possibly include:
- Social Networking profile
- Photos posted by you, your friends, or your family online
- Anything you have written or has been written about you
Digital Footprints can also offer many advantages such as:
- Building a positive online presence showcasing your skills
- They can expand your range of contacts
- They can give you access to potential employers
- Updating your profile can be cost, and time-effective
What Not To Do
- Don't talk about illegal activities you have been involved in, or questionable websites you have visited.
- Don't talk harass someone online or "bully" them. If you do, apologize, and don't talk about it anymore.
- Don't post inappropriate pictures of yourself or others, they come back to haunt you.
- Don't send it to inappropriate images or text to others, or pass it on.
- 43% of kids say they have been cyber bullied.
- Over 50% of teens say they have sent hurtful texts or images.
- Careers Advisory Service. "Digital Footprint." Digital Footprint. The Open University, 2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.
- Commonwealth of Australia. "How Do I Deal With..." Digital Reputation: Cybersmart. Australian Government, 2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.
- Stop Cyberbullying. Dir. Watch Well Cast. YouTube. YouTube, 07 Feb. 2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.
- Google Images. Positive Digital Footprint.
- Google Images. Positive Digital Citizen.
- Google Images. Digital Citizenship.