Digital Footprints

CRHS PTO ~ 11/19/13 ~ Arlen Kimmelman, Librarian

Digital Footprints can be a positive thing...

...Increasingly, people are putting greater weight toward our online identities.

HAVE YOU SEARCHED FOR YOURSELF RECENTLY? Do a quick Web search of your first and spellings, too. Find something about yourself you don’t like? If it’s posted by a friend, ask them to take it down. Or try contacting the site administrator and request they remove any unwanted content.

What You Can Do to Manage Your Online Presence...

Search your name and nicknames often
  • on Google
  • on Twitter
  • on Facebook
  • image searches
  • etc.
Post your OWN information frequently
  • Ensure that what people see is what you want them to see
Keep personal information off line, so others can't become you
  • birth dates
  • addresses
  • ID numbers
  • passwords
Ask others to remove unflattering comments or photos of you

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets

The New York Times, November 9, 2013

Places for teens to learn about Digital Footprints...

Remember: Posting Online is Like Getting a Tattoo

  1. Once it's there, it's permanent, or
  2. It's just really hard and painful to make it disappear.

Would you want your ____________ to know...?

  • Grandparent
  • Principal
  • local Police

If not, then DON'T post it!