Digital Footprint

What is it?

What is a Digital Footprint?

One's unique set of digital activities, actions, and communications that leave a data trace on the Internet or on a computer or other digital device and can identify the particular user or device.

What are some tips to leave a positive footprint?

5 tips!

  1. Review the content on both your personal and professional social media pages
  2. Research and be relevant
  3. Use caution with your interactions.
  4. Google your business and see what comes up.
  5. Do a little clean up

What happens when you search yourself?

Do you like what pulls up? Does it look good? If not, you should definitely change things.

Are you leaving a bad trail?

Are you sure your leaving a positive footprint? Check and see what you're posting. If you think someone important will disapprove, take it down.
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Internet Safety Tips

1. Spend time having fun with your parents online and helping them understand technology!

2. Never post your personal information, such as a cell phone number, home number, home address, or your location on any social networking site or through mobile apps like Snapchat or Instagram.

3. Never meet in person with anyone you first “met” on the internet. If someone asks to meet you, tell your parents or guardian right away. Some people may not be who they say they are.

4. Check with your parents before you post pictures of yourself or others online. Do not post inappropriate pictures of anyone.

5. Never respond to mean or rude texts, messages, and e-mails. Delete any unwanted messages. You may need to delete friends who continuously bother you or post things that are not appropriate.

6. NEVER share your password with anyone, including your best friend. The only people who should know your password are your parents or guardian.

7. If you wouldn’t say something to another person’s face, don’t text it or post it online.

8. Do not download or install software or anything on your computer or cell phone before checking with your parents or guardian.

9. Use the privacy settings of social networking sites.

10. If anything makes you feel uncomfortable online, while gaming or when using your cell phone, talk with your parents or guardian right away.

Where are You Shopping Lately?

Have you been shopping at Target lately? Do you get a lot of coupons? Watch what you buy! They may be giving you coupons for stuff you bought.

BEWARE your digital footprint when shopping online!!

When shopping for things online, the website could track the things you are looking at. If you are looking at a specific pair of shoes and then you go to social media (facebook), that website may show you ads for those shoes. That website could also send you unwanted emails, asking if you are still interested in those shoes.

Maddie Baker 3rd 12/7