Self-image and Identity

  • Self-image and Identity

    Using the digital platform to express creativity and build a network are two significant functions the online world can offer. The caution of digital exchanges is that those who want to hide who they are, can do so online. Helping students understand what it means to have integrity in persona and online can help them use the digital self to actively contribute to the larger community. Students can learn how to harness the power of forming a positive digital identity with recognizing alerts that others may not be who they say they are.

    Key ways for students to form a positive online identity:
    • Stay focused on ideas and advocacy rather than over sharing about personal relationships
    • Understand the benefits and risks of online communication
    • Carefully create an online identity that shows the best you and reflects your offline identity

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