Sometimes we write things online we regret. And sometimes this can get us into a spot of bother. Even high profile celebs have been caught out too, with Zoella having old tweets come back to haunt her recently.
We all grow and learn, so it might be time to get rid of some mistakes we might have made when we were younger. But it’s also a good way to remember that the stuff that goes online, stays online, so it’s good to think before you tweet!
In fact, this kind of thing happens so often it’s even got it’s own phrase. “Milkshake duck” is the phrase used to describe when someone is thrust into the spotlight and becomes famous, but just as suddenly, some bad information comes out about them (be it tweets, Facebook statuses or YouTube videos they’ve posted online) that then starts a backlash against them.
A picture is worth a thousand words…
A good place to start on Twitter is to look through your media. Are there any pictures of you under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Have you uploaded memes that could be considered offensive, or made fun of someone in a picture? Have you worn a Halloween costume that might not seem as funny nowadays? It’s probably time to get rid of them.
This includes your cover photo and profile picture! Employers can probably easily find your profile – consider what they would like to see from someone they want to hire
…but words are meaningful too.
Head back to the Digi,Aye? page for more info on staying safe online.