Text messagingWith all of the new technology and apps in 2015 we have the ability to share our photos, videos, opinions, etc. with people all over the world. Although we have the ability to share and post, you need to remember that it is important not to overshare and to post anything that could reap negative consequences or actions.

Do resist the urge to comment on EVERYTHING. Not everyone wants to hear your opinion. Make sure you actually have something to contribute to the conversation before you include yourself. 

Don’t post pictures that show your friends or family in an unflattering light without their permission.

Do get permission to post.  When taking photos, make sure everyone knows you intend to post it online so they have a chance to opt-out.  If you copy something from someone else’s page, give them credit for it.  And if you take pictures of children, make very sure you have their parents’ permission. 

Don’t be too personal on your site. Not everyone is comfortable knowing the intimate details of your last breakup or your current medical problem.

Do be careful when posting your location. You might not want everyone to know where you are all the time.

Don’t be a bully. Bullying online is the same as bullying in person. If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Do refuse requests as you see fit. It’s your site. If you don’t want someone to see your page, that is your preference.

Remember that everything you post on the Internet is PERMANENT. Even if you delete the picture or video, a digital footprint is left that can be easily searched. Once you post something, you have very little control over how many people will see it. This is especially important when you are interviewing for jobs and colleges.