Online Safety

Online Safety

Be awesome online and in real life.

The Internet is a part of our everyday lives, whether we’re socializing with friends, applying to a school or looking for a new job. Now more than ever, it’s important to pay attention to what’s online about you and take steps to ensure a positive persona— both personally and professionally.

Check out the resources on this page to see what you can do for yourself and others to help stay safe online.

Protect what's important to you.

Reputation

Relationships

Privacy

Money

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Did you know?

16,300

years

of estimated time that people around the world lost in 2013 repairing online damage to their personal reputations

$1.4 billion

of estimated worldwide financial losses in 2013 to repair online damage to personal reputations

$4.6
billion

estimated lost worldwide due to damage to professional reputation

less than 20%

of respondents take active steps to edit or remove online information that might impact their reputations

31%

of those surveyed who take the time to take the latest info for protecting their reputations online

Which social media cliché are you?

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How many of these social personalities have you come across?

Selfie-Centered

Selfie-Centered

"People who take daily or almost daily selfies, usually with their head positioned at the exact same angle."

Mommarazzi

Mommarazzi

"Parents who only post pictures of their kids and post frequently. Often over sharing information about bodily functions."

One Upper

One Upper

"People who always seem to have "more" of whatever you post – whether adventure, material items, drama…."

Positivity Police

Positivity Police

"That one person you can always rely on to see and “Like” whatever you post."

Team Emo

Team Emo

"People who post somber comments about their emotional state, fishing for someone to reach out and ask what happened."

Soap Boxing Champion

Soap Boxing Champion

Those who treat social media like a podium to release their political rants, religious views or personal philosophies.

#Hashtag Hyper

#Hashtag Hyper

"People who put a million hashtag words on their posts and photos."

Click Collectors

Click Collectors

"The people who befriend others just to raise their number of friends."

Pin Head

Pin Head

"People who never miss an opportunity to "check in" with a location tag. The people who only post pictures of their fabulous trips, showing of their national geographic style photography skills."

Meme Team Captain

Meme Team Captain

The people obsessed with posting memes or who only re-post images, stores or videos created by other people.

Play-by-Playah

Play-by-Playah

"The people who post every second of their day, like their crammed bus ride or walking behind a crazy person."

N00bie

N00bie

"People who are new to social media, and post all the wrong types of things in all the wrong places."

Lurker-Loos

Lurker-Loos

"Users who explore keep up on your posts without liking, commenting or following you or who bombard you with a hundred likes and comments all at once."