Tend your digital footprint

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope, Blab, Pinterest- there are more, there will be more. We are awash with instant messaging, social media tools. But at what cost? Kids can find face-to-face talking difficult- that is a worry. But the real worry is the digital footprint left behind. It may not seem a big thing when you are 13, but the older you get, the more publicly you reveal your relationships, your feelings, your loves and hates, your personal photos, your habits, the way you talk to people, your love life, your hate life. That sticks. If a prospective employer or college wants to check you out, they can. It’s easy. So save your rants, save those bad pics, save some of yourself offline, and save your reputation. 

 An old but still relevant Ted talk