Digital Citizenship is something everyone has to be aware of. If you are doing anything online that has information from you are a digital citizenship. With that comes the responsibility to monitor what you are posting so you do not post something could potentially harm you later on in your life. By maybe preventing you from getting a job because an employer saw a tweet you made several years. During the Ted talk How one tweet can ruin your life | Jon Ronson, Ronson tells a story of one unfortunate individual that made a misunderstood tweet about getting AIDS in Africa. Not only did this individual get a huge volume of hate tweets meant to shame her. She also lost her job. This just shows how one can't be to careful or mindful on the internet.
The conversation does not just stop with twitter. During the documentary Sext Up Kids it goes over the struggles the kids being sexualized via the internet and on social media. The need to constantly feel sexy is a huge thing for kids. And it is starting to hit them younger and younger. This is dangerous given all the sexting now. And the younger the people are who partake in this the less mature they will be. This can lead to problems down the road again. Because what happens if someone sends a private image to someone and that image that you thought was going to be private gets out somehow. It can really hamper your chances of getting a job if your employer happens to see the images. The amount of shame that would also come with that has unfortunately proven to be unbearable for some as well. Leading to unfortunate circumstances like with Amanda Todd.
So what does this mean for us? Again to reiterate what was said. It is important for us to be mindful when posting something online, or even sending "private" things to someone. Because you never know what could happen in the moment you send something.