Editor: Shannon Mersand

How to Control Your Digital Reputation


Explore strategies to balance a professional versus personal online presence. Digital footprints can help or harm, depending on what is found online.

Tips for Managing Your Digital Reputation
iKeepSafe asks, “Do you think your digital reputation—right now—would be an asset or a liability in a job interview?” Information is permanent.

Digital Footprint – What to Look for When Hiring Teachers
Jeff Herb at Instructional Tech Talk discusses why it is important to look for the candidates’ digital footprint.

Invasion of the Data Snatchers: How To Protect Your Online Privacy (Video - 4 minutes)
This animated video is a wake-up call describing how a digital footprint expands quickly. Learn how information brokers and online advertisers use the information individuals leave on the internet.

Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship
Mike Ribble discusses the 9 themes of digital citizenship, including access, commerce, communication, literacy, etiquette, law, rights and responsibilities, health and wellness and security.

Internet Safety for Adults
Kate Miller-Wilson explores key areas of internet safety that adults should consider, including sharing of personal information, fraud, predators and password security (for more information about password security and management, see the September Tech Tips Newsletter).

Digital Etiquette for Boomers
This brief article provides digital etiquette advice to consider each time when sending an email. Although targeted at “Boomers”, the advice is good for everyone.

 

Tech Tip: Professional Social Profiles


Guide to Professional Social Profiles
This infographic clearly and concisely describes how to represent yourself in social media profiles to ensure that you are putting your best face forward. Includes how to “scrub your profile” and change privacy settings and photos on a number of popular social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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