The Mixed Message of Digital Citizenship

We all need to beware what we are posting online. Whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even when you send your friends an email. Everything you post is recorded and is permanent. You cannot go back and take it off, because once something is out there, it lasts forever; therefore one needs to be careful with what one posts. Information out there cannot be controlled and can be copied, changed, or shared with a click of a button. Teens feel that they can get away with unacceptable behavior but what they don’t understand is that there are consequences. Most of the times people are posting positive things that happen in their life, but because of only the good things people post see we are creating a fake persona that we want people to believe in. We are only letting people see our good side and not letting them get to know us. I think we should keep a lot of our stuff private because you never know who is reading it. We should avoid posting negative things online because not everyone needs to know what is going on in your personal life. You don’t want to target yourself to bulling or even create a bad image for yourself thus, it is not necessary to post everything that is happening in your life. Before posting something we need to make the decision based on what, where, and who will see our stuff.


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