Presentation on theme: "Online Identity A Module of the CYC Course – Personal Security 8-2-10."— Presentation transcript:
Online Identity A Module of the CYC Course – Personal Security
The Realities of Digital Communications: Deleting a digital post is not as permanent as setting fire to a handwritten note. Digital content is easily forwarded and reposted. Private information is no longer, by default, private. If you want information to be private, you must take steps to make it so. Your online reputation has offline implications.
Google Yourself First name, last name First name, last name, city
Online Identity = You What of yourself do you share online? Social life, church life, school life, hobbies, relationships? If all you share online is your social life, others (such as a potential employer) may assume your social life is the whole you. Your challenge is to adjust your online identity to represent the whole you, the public you.
What Should You Share Online? What would you tell someone you were just introduced to? What would you tell a neighbor in the grocery store? This is what is appropriate to share online. If you would not want it posted in the newspaper then do not post it online.
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