Digital Footprints

(explains digital footprints)

What is a digital footprint?

A digital trial left behind by all the things you search on the internet. All the websites you go to and all the text messages you send.

5 things people do that help create a digital footprint?

People can create their digital footprint by simply searching something on the internet.

Sending a text message.

Posting something online.

Sending an Email.

Anything you search on a search engine can be seen.

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Why is it important for us to be aware our digital footprint?

In the future people from college can look up what you’ve done online

Future jobs can research what you have been doing online and if they don’t like it or it seems inappropriate they can not hire you.

Your digital footprint says a lot about you, and everyone can see what you post online people can report you or you can miss out on job opportunities and college opportunities all because you posted something online.

• How can we make sure our digital footprints show positive things about us?

A way we can make sure our digital footprints show positive things about us is if we never post anything bad about ourselves or others online. Don’t search things you know are inappropriate. Don’t show things online that are inappropriate. Because everyone can see them and it might hurt you in the future.