“What you post online speaks VOLUME about who you really are. POST with intention. REPOST with caution.”
― Germany Kent
Everyone has a digital footprint.
When you post something online or share anything it creates a digital footprint that pretty much lasts forever. Here’s what you need to do for a positive digital footprint:
1. Use a password keeper
Privacy settings on social media allow you to decide if you want your posts to be shared with friends and followers only or with the public. Create a strong, memorable password to avoid any kind of hacking.
2. Don’t Overshare
Be careful while posting and sharing things online as it is the most important step for a positive digital footprint. React to the comments based on your online persona. Do not get involved in topics you have no idea about. You should be proud of everything you post online, remember once it is online it will be there forever!
3. Search Yourself
Do a simple search on your name and see what you find about yourself. You may be surprised by what you may find out. If you see something that you do not want people to see then take necessary actions and remove accordingly. This will also tell you if there are any fake accounts…
4. Delete Old Accounts
We hear a lot about the negative footprints due to the lack of deactivation and deletion of old accounts. Whenever you stop using a social networking profile, make sure you deactivate or delete accounts which ensures that particular content will no longer be live and searchable, reducing the risk of the account being hacked.
It’s a good idea to have a positive digital footprint because your online identity can influence various aspects of your life. You are an influential person to students and to society. So, Mentor, motivate and create an impact on your students for a brighter future.
Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.