What does a positive digital footprint looks like? A positive footprint is when you don’t post toxic stuff or personal information online that people can use to figure stuff out about you. It is being aware that what you do, say and post online can potentially be used against you in the future.
To have a positive digital footprint, you should not post everything you think of. Things you can post include artwork, positive comments, shared ideas, fun things you have experienced and photographs.
You should not post things that are racist, sexist, homophobic/transphobic, or just overall hateful. avoid things that are meant to hurt others or that promote violence. Practice self regulation, and think about whether you want family and potential employers to see what you want to post.
My online support network is helpful to me because they are fun to talk to, have the same interests as me, and support me and my art. Some of my preferred strategies for maintaining a healthy, balanced online presence include: Taking breaks from social platforms when there is a bunch of toxic stuff going on, only talk to people I’m comfortable with, and only being a part of fandoms that aren’t toxic. Some of the ways I work to build and maintain online relationships are: try to talk to them at least once a day, make sure they know that you want to talk to them, and most importantly try to keep in touch because it can be hard to to that. Online interactions are important to me, my daily life and my mental health, but I try to remain aware of the fact that not all online interactions are/can be healthy.