Digital footprint

What is digital footprint ???

On the Internet a digital footprint is the word used to describe the trail, traces or "footprints" that people leave online.

Facts

College admissions and employers do read your online profiles and they do make decisions based upon information they find. educators and parents do see, read, and hear about your online escapades, even though you go to great lengths to hide them .

Tips

Build your own positive image and brand yourself in a great way. Create a profile that says simple, non-specific details about yourself, but that is still identifiably you. Create separate accounts so you can consistently remain positive in public online spaces. If you have already developed a full identity online, you don’t necessarily need to “scrub it clean”, but it would make sense to create a professional identity, and limit the amount of personal information you share publicly. Increase your privacy settings on all of your personal information, and publicly share all the wonderful things you are contributing to the world.