Help your students manage their online reputation

Help your students manage their online reputation

online reputation
Ensure your students online experience is a positive one with these tips to managing your reputation online.

Check your settings

Some of the most popular social networks are set to public by default, meaning everyone can see our photos, what we are sharing or talking about. Regularly check your privacy settings across your social networks and apps. We recommend a ‘friends only’ option for your online profiles.

Search for yourself online

Do a quick search for yourself online, if you find something you don’t like report it with the website or network host requesting the content be removed.

Deactivate old accounts

Social media changes so quickly, it can be easy to forget about old accounts or networks we’ve signed up to. If you’re not using an account delete/deactivate it, this can help avoid risk of accounts/profiles being hacked.

Make the most of your time online

What we do online can follow us around, ensure you make a positive impact. Whether it’s starting a blog, raising awareness for something you care about or becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg… the possibilities are endless!

THINK before you post

Before you share, comment, like, post, Tweet or pin anything… ask yourself if this is something you want everyone to see? Use the THINK model if you’re unsure about posting something online >>> Ask yourself is it True? Is it Helpful? Is it Illegal? Is it Necessary? Is it Kind?

Download the pdf version here: Managing your Online Reputation

Talk to someone

Worried about something you have seen online or concerned about your child? Childline and the National Parents Council Primary offer free advice and support service.

Childline is a support service for young people up to the age of 18.There is a 24hr telephone, online and mobile phone texting service.

Get started

The National Parents Council Primary enables and empowers parents to be effective partners in their children’s education.

01 887 4477

Report Illegal Content

Sometimes you might unwittingly stumble across illegal online content like child abuse imagery. Always remember: you can report it and get it removed using

More on illegal content

Make a report exists to combat the distribution and proliferation of illegal content, like child sexual
abuse content, in conjunction with police and Internet Industry