How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities?

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A: Your digital footprint can effect your entire life from one silly comment or post. For example you could be offered a full ride scholarship to the States that could be worth 50,000$ and then the university searches up your online history/your digital footprint, and all of that changes. Within seconds your entire scholarship is gone just because of a decision that took a second to decide. Another way your digital footprint can negatively effect you is because most employers search up their potential employees digital footprint so it is key to make sure that yours is clean because it could be a decision between two people and if you have a bad history it could be the deciding factor.

Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe?

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A: In order to try and keep my digital footprint appropriate and safe I would not post anything that could be used against me, as in not posting anything stupid like a mean comment or an inappropriate photo. I would also try and minimize the amount of info that is online by not always giving away my confidential information for unnecessary things like signing up for a program. Then I would not get social media because it is one of the main things that people get in trouble for and also everything you ever post is online forever and if you do not have social media you would be getting ride of that risk.

What information did you learn that you would pass on to other students? How would you go about telling them?

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A: I learnt quite a bit including that lots of your apps on your phone track your location such as google maps or even your camera which I found shocking. Apps that don’t need to know where you are are able to and I was very happy when we learnt how to change that on your phones settings. I also learnt if you search up your name you may or may not have information come up about you. For example you could have a bunch of accounts set up from things that you do like sports or other activities without your acknowledgement. If I had to advise someone about this information I would advise them to not post anything that could be used against them, to regularly check there name online, and to go on settings and see which apps are tracking their location and I’d tell them how to turn it off.


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3 thoughts on “Digital Footprint”

  1. I found your opinion on not having social media very interesting and how not having it would be positive.

  2. i also found how a lot of apps have my location which is crazy and i think more people should know. it is definitely important to know how to change it.

  3. Thank you for sharing your commentary on how to monitor your online use and how to maintain a credible digital footprint. Below are some observations about your post:

    – Details or explanations are extremely effective in answering the three questions regarding responsible online use
    – Photos and or media is exemplary
    – Post is completed and is well done!

    Thank you,
    Mr. Robinson
    COL Teacher for ADL10
    Riverside Secondary School

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