What is a digital footprint?

By Millie Rice, 8R

Back to Basics

Wikipedia defines a digital footprint as the data that is left behind when you interact with websites and people online. This is very true. As it is all done on the internet, it makes it very easy to trace you if someone is looking. Look at the clip at the bottom of the page for more info.

Which Websites?

Almost any. Your browser history can be seen by anyone, so why can't your digital footprint? Anyone can see it, not just you and your friends. These sites can range from chatting on Facebook to researching any topic on Wikipedia. This is why you must only stick to the sights you know!


Top Tips for managing your Digital Footprint

  • Keep any accounts you may have private.
  • Don't share your password with anyone.
  • Think before you post. Once its online, it might be there forever.
  • Be respectful of other people's privacy.

Common Sense Media- Digital Footprint Intro