How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? Give at least two examples?
Your digital footprint is something that affects your future for a variety of important things, such as applying for jobs and applying for schools and colleges. A positive digital footprint can support you in future opportunities and a bad one could ruin them. People will most likely search your name up to see what you are like and how you behave, like how you act around friends and how you act towards other people online as well. Goofy fun pictures with your friends can mean you are a sociable person or it could mean you are perceived as not serious person !
Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.
1. Keep your account private unless you know you are okay with it being public. Adding on to that, try took keep your viewing audience people you know and trust to make sure your information stays safe.
3. Keep safe is to always keep in mind that your digital footprint has an impact on your future. Actively reflecting on what you want to do / post can make you rethink what you want to upload is okay.
What information did you learn that you would pass on to other students? How would you go about telling them?
I learned that even if you don’t actively post or comment, platforms still collect data, whether you are aware or not. I will share this information through this project and in open discussions with my classmates, friends and family. As well as educating my younger cousins on this subject .
[photos: Managing Your Digital Footprint – The university of Edinburgh, Top Ideas to Have Fun with Friends – Flux magazine, Settings – Pixababy (pexels.com), The 5 Best Alternatives to Facebook Ads in 2020 – Mobidea, 84 Pause Reflect Photos – Dreamstime.com, Group of women talking characters – Freepik.com.]