Online & Social Media Tips

Now more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts of time on the Internet. With every social media account you sign up for, every picture you post, and status you update, you are sharing information about yourself with the world. 


  • 3.48 billion people worldwide now use social media worldwide. That’s an increase of 9% from 2018. Put another way 45% of the total world population are using social networks.
  • Digital consumers spend nearly 2.5 hours on social networks and social messaging every day
  • 69% of U.S. adults use at least one social media site and the average American has 7.1 social media accounts.

Above information is from NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR CYBERSECURITY CAREERS AND STUDIES. For more information visit NICCS

Quick Tips

Always think before you share. (Count to 10 before you hit “send” or “post”.)

Tell yourself: “There is no delete button on the Internet.”

Everything you put on the Internet is permanent, it can be seen by everyone.

Think about replacing playful e-mail addresses with something professional.

Post positive items and accomplishments for college recruiters and possible employers to see.

Be respectful of the photos and information you post about friends, ask for the same courtesy back.