Social media and the four Rs

Jonathan Martin has recently written about the ‘four Rs of social media. They are as useful for adults as they are for young adults. They are:

a.  Respect.

Respect begins with the individual and extends to others online.

b. Responsibility.

The use of the internet and social media brings a lot of power that must be used responsibly.

c. Reputation.

Your digital footprint is a reflection of who you are and it will last forever.  Make sure that what is online is the type of reputation you can live with for many years to come.

d. Representation of self, family, friends, work, school, etc.

We are all part of a larger group, whether that be family, friends, workplace or school.  What we say and do does, to a degree, have a reflection on the groups that we are associated with.