On Thursday 6 April 2017, 15 boys from across year 10 had the opportunity to attend an “Online Reputation & Protection Event” at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, hosted by Wayne Denner, a Digital Ninja. Wayne is a digital entrepreneur who has worked in the digital sector for the likes of BBC, UTV and leading industry experts in the Middle East.
The session was great – to listen to and gain some excellent advice from a leading expert in how to have a positive impact and reputation online – mainly through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, was extremely interesting. Wayne talked about how it is important to STOP, THINK & POST. Meaning that we should stop and consider if the post is going to have a positive impact and if it is something you wouldn’t mind being shown on a screen in the city centre, or could it be potentially damaging to you and/or others.
Wayne also spoke about how 93% of employers state that they look up potential candidates online before inviting them to interview. This way employers can look and see what type of reputation you may bring to them and their company. These are all important points to consider when working online.
Thanks again to Wayne and the university for having us. Some fantastic advice that we can all consider and take on board!