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ONLINE ADVISORY: Own Your Online Presence

As our digital lives become more connected, it is increasingly important that we all protect our personal information and manage our privacy.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.’s Own Your Online Presence campaign encourages digital citizens to better understand how to manage their digital lives with simple, actionable steps.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO OWN MY ONLINE PRESENCE?

Owning your online presence is actively managing your privacy and staying current with new ways to stay safe online such as using available tools – like privacy and security settings – to manage who sees the things you post online and with whom you share information.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

What you may not realize is that there is probably more of your personal information floating around in cyberspace than you think. Everything, from what you post on social media and your browsing habits, to the information organizations collect about you leaves a digital footprint. The things you do online make an impact offline. You can create a strong and positive online reputation by taking steps to better manage your privacy and protect your personal information.

HOW CAN I OWN MY ONLINE PRESENCE?

  • Personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it.
    Information about you, such as your purchase history or location, has value – just like money. Be thoughtful about who gets that information and how it’s collected through