Digital Footprint – Lauren

How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? I believe that your digital footprint can affect your future opportunities.  For example, if you are applying for a job, your future employer could look you up before hiring you. A picture you posted that you thought was funny or harmless, could end up costing you the job.  Another example could be, when you apply for university’s/ scholarships.  When they look you up online, you don’t want to have anything negative coming up.  This could affect your from getting into your dream school, which could impact your future plans.  A third issue, could be when you comment on something someone else has done.  You may think it is funny, but others might find it offensive. Another way that your digital footprint can affect your future opportunities is when meeting people. I mean most people probably wont look you up first but if they do you don’t want that bad first impression that could affect that relationship.

Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe. one way to keep your digital footprint safe is to before you post THINK is it true is it helpful is it inspiring is it necessary is it kind. If it is not all of those things don’t post it don’t share it with the world.

Another trick  to keep your digital footprint safe is not to post while you are mad or upset. the reason for that is because when you are mad or upset you sometimes cant control your feelings you don’t want to put something on that you might regret later. Another thing is you shouldn’t be posting anything too personal, but if you do, never use your full first and last name.  It is easy to look you up, when your full name is used.

What information did you learn that you would pass on to other students? I learned that your digital footprint started before you were born and will be around after you die.  Whatever you put online, will be around forever. Also that even if you delete what you have said it will still be there forever someone will see it someone will be affected so be careful what you say because you don’t want to offend other people.

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One thought on “Digital Footprint – Lauren

  1. 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:

    – The three questions regarding responsible online use are sufficiently answered
    – Includes appropriate photos or media as instructed
    – pictures/sources are referenced

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

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