A lot of the time we don’t think twice before posting something on social media. But your social media accounts can become an “online resume” that employers, universities and other people can easily look up, and it might affect your reputation.
You can do a quick Google search of yourself and see what comes up. Think about if you had applied for a job and were looking at your profile from the perspective of the boss – does this look like someone you would want to hire?
Of course, this doesn’t mean you need to stop having a social media presence altogether. Be mindful of what you post and what others tag you in. Take some time to check the privacy settings on your social media accounts. And if you’re not 100% sure about something, just don’t post it.
You can find heaps more online safety tips and tricks on the eSafety Commissioner website here: https://www.esafety.gov.au/young-people/your-digital-reputation