Online identity

Everything you share online or others share about you is part of your overall online identity. This can be different to your offline identity as the characteristics you present online may differ from your physical interactions. It is important to manage your online identity during your academic and professional career in order to enhance rather than hinder your career opportunities and personal life.

How to manage your online identity

It is important to manage your online identity so that you create a positive representation of yourself online. The following video will give you some simple tips on how to create a positive online identity.

How to protect your online identity

When we share information on the internet, there is a risk that hackers and cyber criminals can steal this information and potentially damage your online identity. The following video will give you some simple tips on how you can help protect your online identity.

Search for yourself

It’s a good idea to search for yourself on search engines to see what results the search shows. If you have a very common name, try adding some additional information to your search, such as your hometown or current employer. This should help filter down the results to make your content appear first.

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