Digital Footprint

By: Luke Peters

Why We need to be careful about what we post on Digital Media

  • Posts can always be retrieved
  • Used to see your background
  • You can be misunderstood
  • People can identify you

What is a digital footprint

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

Real life scenario

  • Ashley Payne
  • Teacher in Georgia
  • Called in sick
  • Was asked to resign

How the THINK method would have prevented this

  • Nothing was true
  • Her post didn't help anyone
  • Nobody was inspired by it
  • Nobody needed to know it
  • She wasn't kind to the school

How to protect your digital footprint

  • Keep Login information Secret
  • Think before you post
  • Google yourself
  • limit social media accounts
  • Use a secondary email

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