Digital Footprint

How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities?

It might affect your future if you have done something bad or illegal and it has been captured on a device and put onto the internet for everyone to see. If there are bad pictures of you on the internet and you are applying for a job, then your boss might see those pictures and won’t give you the job that you are applying for.

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

  1. If you don’t do anything inappropriate or illegal in the first place then there’s no way for them for them to get or find anything that could harm your future.
  2. If you don’t want anyone to see your photos or take your photos off of your social media and change them then keep your social media on private. That way the only people that are able to see it are the people that you allow.
  3. If you want to make sure that there is no bad stuff on the internet about you then you could keep a check on it. Which means that every now and then just search up your name and make sure that the pictures or videos that are on there are safe so that it won’t harm you or your future.

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

I would tell them to remember that before they post anything on there social media, whatever they post the whole world can see. So before you post it make sure it is appropriate and it is something you are fine with the whole world seeing. Think before you post because if you go posting a picture of you or a friend and then think that was a bad idea and go to delete your account or just remove the picture it will still be on the internet forever.