Recently Simon Finch published a piece on Digital citizenship and the perils of our past. You may have heard of Paris Brown, who was appointed as the first Youth Crime Commissioner in the UK. Not long after her appointment, Paris was attacked for her less than salubrious tweets and was eventually forced to stand down from her new role.
It’s a healthy reminder that our digital footprint will follow us around for our entire lives and affect many aspects of our lives. It’s up to us to ensure that our digital footprint is a good one that adds to our relationships and work, rather than detract from them. We can use social media to build ourselves a culture of trust and respect. Or not.