Digital Footprint

What does yours say about you?

What is digital footprint?

Digital footprint is " one's unique set of digital activities, actions and communications that leave a data trace on the Internet or on a computer or other digital device that can identify the particular user of the internet" (Dictionary.com)

Why does it matter?

Your digital footprint is very important. If you are trying to get into college, the place you have applied for may Google or look up on FaceBook and if they see inappropriate things they may not accept you. Some employers will Google or look you up on FaceBook also to see what your have been posting.

45% of employers look on social media before hiring someone

What will people see if they look you up on social media? If you have posted inappropriate pictures or have said rude things they will most likely not want to hire you.
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How do I make sure my digital footprint is positive?

Make sure that you don't post bad picture of yourself ANYWHERE. Do not post rude comments or have an inappropriate email address.

Here's some extra tips to maintaining a good digital footprint!

Here's a great video for additional information!

5 Ways to Make a Positive Digital Footprint!