My Digital Footprint

1) How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? Give at least two examples.


Your digital footprint might affect your future opportunities in a good or bad way depending on the way you act on social media. Your digital foot print might affect you in a good way by helping you get a job, by helping you get your collage application or by helping you get your university application. This is true because the employers and the people who give you your school applications both look you up on google and social media to see if you are the kind of person they are looking for. This can also affect you in a bad way. The way your digital foot print can affect you in a bad way is if you were being bad on social media in the past this would show up in your employer or whoever’s search. For example: bullying, racism, and sexism are all things that will make you not get the job or application into school.

Rejected college application on a desktop. Artwork created by the photographer.

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

Three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe are THINK before you post, keep your profile private, and don’t over share. THINK is an acronym you can use to make sure that you have an appropriate and safe post. THINK stands for Is it True?, Is it Helpful?, Is it Inspiring?, Is it Necessary?, and Is it Kind? Always ask your self this before you post. If the answer is no than you shouldn’t post it. The second strategy to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe is to set your privacy settings so that only the people you want to see your post see your post. For example you don’t want some stalker to find all about you on post because that would invade your privacy. Third and lastly, to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe, don’t over share. You don’t need to tell everyone in your town what park you are walking your dog in. Then you might get some creep approaching you. This also applies to contact information, passwords, where you live and where you are. These are all things you don’t want to share.


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

The information that I have learned about your digital foot print that I would pass on to other students is that you need to keep you social media safe and secure with privacy settings and limited sharing. I would also tell them that two rules that are good to live by in your posting are obviously THINK before you post and pretend your mom or dad is watching you. Would they approve?

One thought on “My Digital Footprint

  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:

    – Details or explanations answer the three questions regarding responsible online use
    – Includes appropriate photos or media as instructed
    – Post is completed

    Thank you,

    Mr. Barazzuol
    COL Teacher for ADL10
    Riverside Secondary School

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