Digital Footprint

My Digital footprint

When I googled myself, I didn’t find any pictures of me online. All that I saw were some old results from some of my sports competition and tryout results from about two years ago. I found nothing negative about me online.

How may my digital footprint affect your future?

Today’s world, is based on technology. From the time when you’re born, until the day you die, your life is tracked whether you know it or not. Even then, your digital portfolio lives on. What you post on social media, sets an image about you. It especially effects you later on in life. As you get a job in you future, your employers will google you. Anything you post isn’t private, so anybody and everyone can see it if needed, and if wanted to see it. If you post anything negative, about you or anyone else, even if you delete it, everyone can still see it. Your employer, will search your name up online, and probably won’t hire you if they see much negativity. Even if you want to rent a place to live, the owners of the building will search you up, to see if you’re appropriate to even live there. If you keep all the things you post online appropriate and kind to everyone, than your future will be open to more opportunities.

What are 3 strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.

  1. To keep you digital footprint appropriate and safe, always think before you post anything, from pictures to just comments. You have to ask, would you be okay if your mom, or your grandma saw

    what you posted? Is it kind to everyone who see’s it? Would this befit you in your future? If you answer no to any one of these questions, is it really okay to post?

  2. Always ask, when you post a picture of someone else. If you have a great picture of yourself with another person, make sure you ask them before you post. If they don’t like it or don’t want you to post it, it will always be on the internet somewhere even after you delete it, and they won’t want that picture, haunting them for the rest of their lives.
  3. Switch all accounts to private. Doing this limits people, so they can’t access any personal accounts as easily as any public account. But even if your account is private, as soon as you hashtag (#) any of your posts, anyone can now look for, and find your post, that belongs to that tag. If your account is private, you have more control over who can see your posts, and never share your passwords.


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

I learned that your digital footprint will effect you wherever you go, and in whatever you do.

Anything that you put up online, will stick with you forever. What I would go and tell other students, is be careful about everything you do. Even if your not online, and do something stupid, people can easily take a video and post it with all the modern day technology. People can track anything that you do, or have done, so always think before you do anything on social media. It can easily change your future, and everything else in the present. How I would go about telling other students, is through my posts, to learn how to develop a positive digital footprint, that is good for now, and for later.