For this week we were asked to look through our social media and to see what they say about ourselves. First I looked through my Facebook profile. While I have no pictures of me drinking alcohol or doing anything that could jeopardize my career as a teacher. However, there were some posts that may raise some red flags.
While they aren’t necessarily bad posts, they may be seen as unprofessional. These posts were made when I was still in high school and I think it is safe to say that almost everyone has made some childish posts on social media when they were in their younger years. I am no exception. These kinds of posts will definitely be better off being deleted than kept on where people can see. However, I do not wish to delete them. My sense of humor has not strayed that far from when I was younger and I find these posts to be hilarious. It shows what kind of person I am and what I will be like in the classroom. In my ECS 210 seminar, the class was discussing what makes a “good teacher”. One of the things was a sense of humor. This is my sense of humor. I am obviously a big fan of poop jokes.
While there are some posts where my language is a bit crude, I believe I will be relatively secure from people other than my friends. My account can only be viewed by my friends and if people try to search me, then they will have a lot of trouble finding me. Since my name is so generic, it is pretty much impossible to search for my facebook account unless we have common friends. I guess I’m a soccer player! If I look up “Daniel Lee”…..
I become a Film director! How exciting!
The only other social media I use is Instagram and my Instagram page is quite boring. It’s mostly just selfies and cat pics.
For the time being, I believe my digital identity is acceptable for a person pursuing to be a teacher. There are some parts where I will need to tidy up but for the time being, I am satisfied with how I am being represented digitally.
On a side note, I saw this link while lurking on my Facebook. Sadly the page is no longer available but just wanted to show everyone!