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ERIC Number: EJ1031579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
How Schools Can Help Their Students to Strengthen Their Online Reputations
Van Ouytsel, Joris; Walrave, Michel; Ponnet, Koen
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v87 n4 p180-185 2014
Social media are at the heart of the daily communications of adolescents. In many cases, however, adolescents are unaware of the consequences of the long-term availability of their online personal information. Given the rising prevalence of online background checks on potential partners, college applicants, and job candidates, online search results could have an increasing impact on the future personal and professional relationships of young people. This article discusses the need to pay attention to online reputation management as a part of college and career preparation for high school students. Recommendations are given that can help teachers and counselors raise awareness among their students regarding the advantages and disadvantages of their online identities while helping them manage their online footprints.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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