An online reputation or 'digital footprint' is a collection of all the comments, posts, tweets, pictures, videos, and other materials, that anyone shares online.
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Due to the permanent nature of the internet, many of the things that you or your child has shared can be traced back to you if you have not been keeping things private. Some posted information can be an immediate problem, but oftentimes, things posted can come back to haunt people years later when they are applying to college or looking for a job.
Additionally, even when people share things privately, friends you share with, who may not be as conscientious, may put your comments, pictures, and other information, in full public view.
Studies show that more and more college admissions officers and employers are searching for applicants and are making acceptance and/or hiring decisions based in part on what they find online. For this reason, it has become essential to maintain a positive online reputation.
At IISafety, we are able to provide reputation management services that can create and promote a positive digital footprint as well as help to suppress any negative information about you or your child. In some cases we may be able to have a negative item removed completely. We use the same tools and methodologies that businesses and professionals use to manage their online reputation and resolve any problems that may occur.
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