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Self-Image, Building you online presence

What a user publishes on the internet, stays there permanently. So it is important to follow some guidelines.

Lesson goals and objectives

In this lesson you will learn:

  • the guidelines to build your online presence
  • what is self-image

Self-image

For people, it is important, what we think about ourselves. This is what self-image is about, it’s also about our self-worth, our self-judgment, and our self-value.

Self-esteem is the ability to do this for yourself: to like, admire, and value yourself. The important part of self-esteem is body image.

Self-image: how we see ourselves. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

About

34 %

of men are dissatisfied with their body

About

70 %

of normal weighted women want to be thinner

About

80 %

of U.S. women don’t like how they look

In order to be happy with our image on the internet in a long run, it’s important to follow some guidelines.

What to do

There are quite a few things that are good to do regularly or at least in every few months:

  • re-read everything you want to post, check the facts and also tone and language used
  • check the privacy settings on all online accounts to be certain who will see your posts
  • Google yourself to see what others see about you
  • protect your personal data
  • be careful when publishing photos
Facebook privacy settings. Source: Wikimedia

What not to do

It is sometimes better to focus on what not to do. This are a few don’ts:

  • never post anything libellous, discriminatory or obscene,
  • never take part in any type of personal abuse,
  • post online things without thinking about how can be misinterpreted,
  • never share any of your usernames or passwords with anyone.

Quiz

FAQ

Resources

  • https://www.macmh.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/18_Gallivan_Teens-social-media-body-image-presentation-H-Gallivan-Spring-2014.pdf
  • https://hwb.gov.wales/api/storage/ab3d70a6-7fb8-42cc-9254-813519db1478?preview=true
  • https://www.rasmussen.edu/student-experience/college-life/what-is-digital-footprint/

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