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What does your digital footprint say about you?

Common Sense on Online Self-Expression: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/uploads/classroom_curri...

Your Digital Footprint

Published on Nov 18, 2015

Digital Citizenship, Digital Footprint, Internet Safety



What does yours say?
What does your digital footprint say about you?

Common Sense on Online Self-Expression: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/uploads/classroom_curri...

What's your reputation?

What do you want it to be?
Reputation: the general impression of a person held by others and the public
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digital footprint?

What is a
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Everything You post online

combines to make your digital footprint.

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is more permanent...
And once it’s online, it could be there forever. So think before you post. - See more at: http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Kids/Get%20the%20facts/Digital%20footprint.asp...
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A Digital Tattoo?

What you post online is difficult to erase.
While footprints in the sand wash away, tattoos are hard to erase. Once you post something online, it's difficult to erase it.


So, consider the internet
Did you know your potential employer (or college) may Google you and see how you present yourself on Social Media? Check this out.

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"private" inforamtion

can be passed on...
Most information posted online: (1) can be searched, (2) can be seen by HUGE, invisible audiences, (3) can be copied, altered, and sent to others, and (4) is persistent – it’s almost impossible to take down, as it can start to spread the minute it is posted.

Common Sense on Privacy and Digital Footprints: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/uploads/classroom_curri...

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default to public

And, many sites
So, if you wouldn't shout it out to everyone, don't post it online.


Check out the privacy settings in any social media or website you post to. Set your accounts to private and know your friends and followers.
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Once you Post it,

it's no longer in your control...
Do you know how easy it is to copy and paste something you post? Or download someone's photo from the Internet and post it again?
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Stop and consider the
Consequence: the effect of something that happened earlier

Check out "Two Kinds of Stupid"...posting inappropriate photos and posts online can have negative consequences offline.: http://www.nsteens.org/Videos/TwoKindsOfStupid
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Even if you're profile is private,

someone else can make your posts public.
That's why it's important to really know the people you are sharing with. Be in control of your online reputation.

Google yourself.

Who are you online?
How easy is it for someone to find out information about you online? http://www.nsteens.org/Videos/6DegreesOfInformation

You can even set up a Google Alert here: http://www.google.com/alerts

Type your name in the search box to set up your personal Google Alert. Then, if something new comes up about you, you get an email alerting you.

Their photos=

their property
You should post it online only if you have their permission.


And, Ask before posting

photos of friends and family.
Everyone should be in control of their own Digital Footprint...

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Think before posting.


T: Is it True?

H: Is it Helpful?

I: Is it Inspiring?

N: Is it Necessary?

K: Is it Kind?

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