7 Ways to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint this Spring

Christian Brink
January 19, 2015

While it may not feel like it, spring is right around the corner. We’ve just set the clocks forward, and soon you’ll be throwing open the windows and putting together your spring cleaning checklist.

For many of us that includes cleaning out cars, cluttered closets, and anything else that’s gathered dust over the winter months. But there’s one item people tend to forget – their digital footprint.

That’s why we put together a checklist with some tips to help you make your online reputation the best it can be.


From checking the privacy settings on your favorite social network to updating the security software on your device, this list walks you through the basics of building a safe and responsible online presence.

So, get your spring cleaning started right this year and download our checklist.

Written by

Christian Brink

Christian is the Program Assistant at the Family Online Safety Institute. His focus is program research and outreach to help grow resources and content for Good Digital Parenting. A believer in technology as a tool for positive change, he hopes to empower parents, teachers and teens with the resources they need to responsibly navigate the digital world and make a difference.

Christian holds a bachelor’s degree from Gordon College in Wenham, MA where he studied English Literature and Communication Arts, and also spent time freelancing for local news outlets such as The Boston Globe. Most recently, Christian worked in the marketing department for Razoo, an online fundraising platform for nonprofits and individuals.