Digital Citizenship Lesson

Trillion Dollar Footprint

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A Digital Footprint is...

All of the information about someone online makes up his or her digital footprint, and that information can be searched; copied and passed on; seen by a large, invisible audience, and can become persistent.

KEY VOCABULARY

  • digital footprint: all of the information online about a person either posted by that person or others, intentionally or unintentionally
  • persistent: lasting a long time, if not forever, such as information that one posts online that does not go away because it is passed on and spread
  • imagery: drawings or illustrations, often symbolic
  • invisible audience: anyone who can see information about you or posted by you online


    Excerpt From: Common Sense Media. “Digital Literacy & Citizenship Student Workbook: Grades 6-8.” Common Sense Media, 2014. iBooks. https://itun.es/us/kx7qV.l

ACTIVITY

Watch the Digital Footprint video. As you watch, think about the different imagery that you see.
Digital Footprint Animation

Activity: Choose A Host

Directions

Today you’re a producer for Trillion Dollar Footprint, a popular TV show that tours the country looking for teens to compete in a nationwide talent show. You’re looking for a new host for the show. Based on personal statements from several applicants, you have narrowed the candidates to two: Linda and Jason.


The executive producer has hired a private investigator (PI) to dig up whatever he or she can about the candidates online. The PI has created a profile of both the final candidates with the most important online documents he could find. He has passed along these profiles to you. Based on these profiles, the executive producer wants you to choose which candidate will be seen by millions of teens, so you should make sure that she or he, in particular: 1) works well with others, and 2) is honest.


Step 1: Working in groups, look carefully through the profiles of both candidates. The profiles are linked below these directions.


Step 2: Highlight the information you think is most important, given that you are looking for someone who works well with others and is honest.


Step 3: Follow this link to fill out the feedback form, and reach an agreement as a group.


Excerpt From: Common Sense Media. “Digital Literacy & Citizenship Student Workbook: Grades 6-8.” Common Sense Media, 2014. iBooks. https://itun.es/us/kx7qV.l

WRAP UP DISCUSSION

1. Who helped to shape Linda’s and Jason’s digital footprints?


2. Can you tell what a person is really like offline based on what you find online?


3. What are some other types of information that make up your digital footprint?


Excerpt From: Common Sense Media. “Digital Literacy & Citizenship Student Workbook: Grades 6-8.” Common Sense Media, 2014. iBooks. https://itun.es/us/kx7qV.l

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