Challenge #13 Digital Footprint

These videos show how easily a footprint can be created. It is not only you but your relatives, friends, newspapers etc also add to your footprint






With so many students now involved in social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, how much information are they leaving by not checking their privacy settings but leaving things on default?

Watch this video to see how easy it is to find out information about you. Jenny Luca, director of ICT and eLearning at a college in Australia used this with her grade 7-12 students. Read her post to find out their reactions. Jenny then directed me to another tweet from Doug Peterson in Canada linking to this post from lifehacker.



You also leave a footprint when you sign up to join websites such as Moshi Monsters, Voki, Animoto and photopeach.  Do you ever check the terms of service or privacy settings? Have you joined a site that says you must be over 13 years old yet you are only 10?

Being connected with all this technology means everyone is leaving a digital footprint.

Activity 1. Watch the first two videos above then leave a comment on this post about something that you found very interesting in one of the videos. Write a post explaining the differences between the videos. Which did you prefer and why?

Activity 2. After watching the two videos, write a post about your digital footprint. Is it positive or negative? Would you be proud to have your grandparents or your future grandchildren look at everything you have included in your digital footprint? Why or why not? Maybe Google your name to see what is online about you, that you might not have put there. Remember to Google your nickname used in online games etc as information might be included there.

10 thoughts on “Challenge #13 Digital Footprint

  1. One thing I found interesting is that your digital foot print starts before you are born and continues after you die for a long time.

  2. I thought it was interesting that your digital footprint begins even before you were born and continues until you die and mabey even after

  3. One thing I learned by watching the videos was how easy it is for some stranger to find out your identity, all this stuff people are posting and sharing can always be seen by others. I alsio found it interesting that your digital footprint starts before your vborn, and goes until after you are dead.

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