Are you googleable?

A look into what your digital footprints may say about you.

What do your digital footprints say about you?

By Elizabeth Fekete

What Happens when you enter your name on google? What would the internet have to say about you? Is it nice, funny...embarrassing? Did you know that everything on the internet is permanent. Once you hit send your information is out there, there is no delete, no take backs. With knowing this where would you go from here? The good thing to know is that it is not too late. There are resources readily available to help create, educate and exist in a user friendly social media environment.

See it for yourself, follow this link to go on a quest to see just how these footprints work.

A Digital Footprint Quest.

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Where do we go from here?

Half the battle is being aware. Now let's talk about education. Who needs to know about this?

The answer: There is no age limit. It is never too early or to late to know about proper internet etiquette. Let's talk about Digital Citizenship. Schools are starting to realize the importance to teaching how we should behave and present ourselves on our computer. By computers that means Phones, I-Pads, and however else we/or others may digitally connect us, it all goes to the same place.

A Guide to teaching students about Digital Footprints
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Where do we go from here?

You read the text, looked at the sites, and watched the video. Now what do you do? Well, hopefully by now you understand what your digital footprints may mean for you and your future. Social media has us so consumed that sometimes we forget all the good the internet brings us. Whether it is a prosperous job outlook, information at our finger tips or just a good comic relief, you have to decide what to do next. There is so much more than facebook, snap chat, and instagram out there. A computer can be our eyes to the world. It's like picking up a good book, you never know what you may find. So, I think it's time to think outside the box and discover the endless possibilities of what lies out there. Don't forget keep it honest, keep it positive and don't forget... It's permanent!

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