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Contemplate the preceding discussion of social networking and online presence in the context of ethics and treatment considerations, and considering the security issues discussed later in Chapter 9.
Contemplate the preceding discussion of social networking and online presence in the context of ethics and treatment considerations, and considering the security issues discussed later in Chapter 9. Now, take some time to carefully and systematically review your own online presence. This should include checking your security and access settings and should also entail a review of the content you have posted. Provocative statements, photos, links, and so on are all worth revisiting with the following questions in mind: “How does this content reflect on me as a professional?” “How does the content reflect on the training program and professional organizations of which I am currently or may be a part in the future?” “How might this content impact potential and actual clients, supervisors, colleagues, or others who might read it?” “Does my online presence and information create any personal security risks?” “Is there anything I have posted or am about to post that might constitute an ethical breach, particularly regarding confidentiality issues?” In addition to conducting your own review, it is wise to ask a colleague or friend you trust to review the material independently to give you feedback about what is there and what might be removed, edited, limited, or changed. Finally, it is sound practice after reviewing your online presence to not only change any existing problems but also carefully consider any future postings in the same light.