Your digital footprint is the mark you leave online. It includes posts, photos, comments, videos, emails, and more! It's important to be mindful of your digital footprint. Think before you post or share something online. Your digital footprint can affect your reputation and future opportunities. Be responsible and respectful online!
What is a Digital Footprint?
Digital Footprint: The information about a person that exists on the internet as a result of their online activity. Digital Citizenship: Adopting and demonstrating safe, responsible, and effective use of technology. Online Safety: Taking measures to protect personal information and to reduce the risk of being exposed to inappropriate, illegal, or dangerous material on the internet.
Your digital footprint is similar to a physical footprint; it's the digital record of your online activity that follows you and can be difficult to erase. Your digital footprint can have an impact on your future job applications, college admissions, and even security clearances. Your digital footprint can be seen by anyone, including strangers, employers, and even college admissions officers.
Did you know?
What is a digital footprint? How is it different from an online presence?
What are the positives and negatives of our digital footprint?
What are some of the ways you can create a positive digital footprint?
What changes can you make to your online presence to create a positive digital footprint?
Brain break: Draw a family of robots having a picnic with burgers, fries and soda bottles depicted on the outdoor blanket.
Question: How can you be a responsible digital citizen and protect your digital footprint? Clues: • Think twice before you post something online. • Be aware of what information you share online. • Check your privacy settings regularly. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Research the types of information that can be found online about you. B. Create a poster to explain what responsible digital citizenship looks like.
What is a digital footprint?
- The trail of information left behind by a person's online activity
- A way to keep your data safe
- A type of computer virus
- An online shopping platform
What are some examples of digital footprints?
- Posts on social media, search history, comments on websites
- Favorite food, favorite color, favorite book
- Handwriting, spoken language, physical appearance
Why is it important to be mindful of your digital footprint?
- Because it can affect your future opportunities and relationships
- Because it's fun to see how much information you can share
- Because everyone else does it too
Work together in pairs: What is one thing you can do to ensure your digital footprint is safe and secure?