Creating a Positive Digital Footprint
Personal/Social Competency Reflection
Digital Footprints stay with you for the rest of your online and offline life so it’s very important to make sure it is a good one. Digital footprints can have both good and bad effects like either helping me get a job or making it so I do not get the job, so I know that I need to check up regularly on my digital footprint and make sure my actions are careful to keep it clean. Social Media and Social Networking is very helpful because it helps me talk to people that I may have lost touch with or talk to family all over the world but I also need to post responsibly like making sure the things that I post are appropriate and not hateful or mean. Some goals I have for my online spaces are to have a welcoming place for others and to have a safe space for me and others, which I will accomplish by watching what I post and thinking twice every time I do and post things that empower other and myself always. I make ethical choices like keeping certain opinions to myself if they aren’t popular and if I don’t agree with another persons opinion to also keep that to myself, in order to make sure everyone feels safe and validated. My strategies for keeping a healthy online presence is to post only sometimes and when I do to make sure I am in the right mindset and make sure it is kind and helpful. My choices about sharing about myself and the people around me are always well thought out to make sure that everyone I post is comfortable with it and that I am also comfortable with it, which will inform my decisions in the future about continuing to be aware of what I post. My strengths as an online presence include trying to empower everyone around me, being aware of what my posts and being aware of what my posts say about me as a person. This can also help in my offline life because practicing good habits of being kind and being aware can make me a better person to be around. My online experiences have affected what I do offline because I can find new hobbies or ideas of things to do and can help me grow as a person. I work to keep and build online relationships by talking to my friends daily and making sure they are doing okay, and checking up on them so that they know that they have somebody to be there for them. By being aware of what I post and whom it will affect I can make a safe space for myself and those around me and that will help me have a positive impact on my peers.