our digital reputation is defined by your behaviours in the online environment and by the content you post about yourself and others.
Tagged photos, blog posts and social networking interactions will all shape how you are perceived by others online and offline, both now and in the future.
A poor digital reputation can affect your friendships, relationships and even your job prospects, so it is very important that you are aware of what picture you are painting of yourself online and protect your digital reputation today.
Remember your online information could be there forever and your personal information may end up being seen by people you don’t know, including potential employers.
Cleaning up your digital reputation can be a difficult task but it is not impossible. You may not be able to erase the past, but you can build a better image of yourself online over time. There are thousands of online articles that can provide you with excellent guidance on how to go about cleaning up your digital reputation.
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