Digital Footprint

By: Coby Ussery

What is Digital Footprint?

Digital Footprint is stuff left behind by people on the internet. Things that are on the internet is pretty much impossible to get rid of. Stuff on the internet could be positive and negative (good or bad). It is always good to have a positive digital footprint to keep you from harm and to help you in the future.

Why Staying Clean on the Internet Could Help You In the Future

Staying clean on the internet is not just to keep you safe from strangers but also to help you in the future. Having a positive footprint helps you to have a career, helps you socially, and keeps you safe. Social media is everywhere and when you get a job its important to keep it clean because your boss checks your profile to see if you have a positive footprint.

Types of Social Media Sites

Tips on Having a Positive Footprint

  • Don't post inappropriate pictures on the internet
  • Don't talk to people you don't know on the internet
  • Don't give personal information (address, First and last name, phone number, etc.)
  • Talk to a trusted adult if you feel uncomfortable about what the stranger has said