7 Tips to Help Manage Your Child’s Online Reputation

In case you were wondering, wonder no longer. Yes, someone will Google your child. And it will matter.

Be it a scholarship committee, a potential employer, a teacher, or a hoped-for University, your child’s digital footprint will be gathered and judged sooner or later.

It’s hard to accept that while your child should be carefree and frolicking through his childhood, being a child of the digital age, he now has an online “brand” to manage. And as his parent, it’s your job to teach him.

Your child’s online activity such as Facebook (if feeds aren’t set to ‘private’), Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and even blogs he comments on, will be collected and laid out by Google for others to judge. What’s funny or cool today will be “remembered” by the Internet and interpreted in a new light in the future.

What can you do? Well, if you are diligent, you…

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