Lots of kids dream of one day becoming the President of the United States. If you have a ‘presidential wanna-be’ kid in your home, you might tell this to your kids if they plan on running for president  in 20 or 30 years they should understand that their activity on social media in past years will be heavily scrutinized. Perhaps especially from their younger years. Check out these really GREAT tips to help your children keep their ‘digital presence’ clean!

Of course, not every job goes under the magnifying glass like running for president does. But applying for just about any job in the 21st century will subject you to Google searches, social media visits and blog hits. What will searchers see? It depends what you do online every day.

 Some tips for keeping your digital presence clean:

Avoid trolling on the Web, even though it’s so easy to do and it’s so common. Try not to put other people down. You never know when you’ll encounter someone again in the future.

Consider staying clear of certain topics that could put you in danger. For instance, use caution when posting about politics, religion or other issues that people typically have strong opinions about.

Watch closely for anything you’re tagged in. With facial recognition technology of the future, any photo of you at all could resurface.

Beware of the mentality, “Oh, I can just delete that later.” Screenshots can happen at any time. You never know.

What have you posted on the internet, or Facebook that you totally regret now?

Read more at Collegian Online


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