Digital footprint

Question 1: How might your digital footprint affect your future job opportunities?

Answer: Employers check your digital footprint before they hire you. If your digital footprint shows you doing something illegal, or an Instagram post has a comment such as “skipping school today to goof off!”, then your potential employer may choose to not hire you, as he/she would want employees that are reliable, and aren’t law breakers.

Question 2: Describe at least 3 strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.

Answer: 1: Keep your profile completely private on all social media sites. 2: Think twice before posting anything. 3: Use a good password on all accounts online to prevent your account from being hacked and things being said/done in your name that you didn’t authorize.

Question 3: What information did you learn that you would pass on to other students and how would you go about telling them?

Answer: Once you put something on the internet, it’s set in stone. I would tell others this by putting it on my edublog, where people can see it.