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Digital Footprints

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Transcript of Digital Footprints

Digital Footprints
Digital Footprint: Why?
As a teacher...
What is Your Reputation?





Everything that you say and do portrays an image about you. In the same way, all your online actions, activities, and communications, including things you send or post about yourself and others on the Internet says something about you. This is your
Digital Footprint.
Web Browsing
92% of kids under age 2 already have a digital footprint
46% of 14-17 year olds regret something they posted online.
40% of teens have added unknown people to their friends list.
48% of recruiters refer to personal websites when hiring.
34% found something to prevent them from hiring a candidate
29% found something positive.
Steps to keep yourself safe:
Teachers especially are held to a higher standard and anything you post online, email, or text could potentially be seen by your principal, students, parents, or coworkers.

Be a good example of using technology responsibly.
Keep it private.

Maintain security.

Assume that the whole world is watching.

Be positive.

Read privacy statements.
Unlike footprints in the sand, your digital footprint never goes away. Be careful with your digital reputation because it will follow you all your life.
Store personal info.
Act as record of sites visited
"So, even if you clear browser history, cookies—like a map—can show your surfing preferences, habits, passwords, and so forth."
Websites store information
Example: Facebook apps
Ways of Leaving Footprints
Search History
Social sharing sites such as: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and dozens more have become more popular.
Credit card companies, online stores, and even search sites save your passwords, usernames, and personal information, seemingly for your benefit.
Employers are Google searching more and more when looking at potential employees.
Your computer stores information about the sites you visit and what you search in your
web browsing history.

Sites can use your search history to "personalize" your ads and target what you are most likely to be interested in.

Each web browser has a feature that allows user to search anonymously.

The best thing to do is not to search anything you would not want someone to see.
THINK before you post.
How does this relate to other technology issues such as the use of school property?

Do teacher's digital footprints have a greater impact than others'? Explain.

Why is it important to educate students on appropriate digital citizenship?

Why is it a good idea to leave a positive, secure footprint?
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