How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities?
Your digital footprint may affect your future in many different ways. First of all when you are applying for jobs they may google, or research about you and they may find out things you did online. If you post something when you are younger, and you decide to delete it later it still stays online forever and depending on what that is, it may affect your job opportunities. As a result, they may see things online that you posted and they may not want you to work for them.
Keeping your digital footprint safe?
There are many strategies to keep your digital footprint safe. The first reason is that before you post something you should think if its worth posting or not and if its going to affect you in the future. The second reason is that maybe you shouldn’t post into a public website or social media to the internet where everyone can access. I think if you want to post you should at least post on a private account where only people you know or you allow to see your posts can see, instead of a public account where you may have random people looking at your posts. The third reason that I thought of was maybe not tagging you name or full name in everything that you post to stay private and not have everything linked to you. Maybe not have your full name as your user so not everyone knows your full name so they can’t find you online as easy.
What information would I pass along?
I would pass along many messages about the internet. For example one reason I would pass along is that everything that you post on the internet stays on the internet even when you delete it from your feed. Meaning that if you post a photo and decide later to delete it, its really not off the Internet. I would also pass along that you should be careful on the internet and understand what you are posting and what the affects are. For example, I would pass along that if something doesn’t have a positive benefit on posting you shouldn’t post it.