Monday, February 10, 2014

Your Digital Footprint

Helping Students Not Trip On Their Digital Footprints

Your digital footprint is a lot about using common sense online as you would off-line.  It's important that we think before we act, the same is true with what we post online.  Your digital footprint is a reflection of you are.  You may want to think about protecting your digital footprint.

TedTalks Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo - Electronic Tatoos 

Digital Footprint Video | Common Sense Media
Video 1 

Video 2 

Listed below are a few pointers.
  • Social Smarts: Be mindful about what you are posting on your social network channels.
  • Longevity: Remember, What one does online stays online.
  • Privacy is the best Policy - You may want to consider only allowing those people you know in rea life you have access to your personal informatinon.
  • Stay Clean: Posting inappropriate pictures or posts online sends a very negative message about you.

    Remember your reputation, whether online or in reali life!
Classroom discussion topics - This week 2/12/2014
  1. I saw this commerical on TV last month an loved the message it sent to kids -
    Commonsense Media Commercial - Family Dinner Commercial  (Message, If you would share something with your family, don't share it online.  Teacher your kids to avoid oversharing, and keep their personal information private".
  2. Helping Students Not Trip On Their Digital Footprints - Article
  3. Dislike: Having inappropriate pictures on your Facebook profile really could lose  you a job - Article 
  4. How to manage your digital footprint in college 
  5. Current Events "The Tweet heard aournd the world"  A reminder that every word uttered on the Internet can be seem or heard by everyone and with serioucs consequences. CNN Ex-PR exec Justine Sacco apologizes for AIDS in Africa tweet
  6. Lots of Curated topics on Digital Footprints using
    Link  and Pinterest Digital Footprint
  7. Local news - June Talvitie-Siple a teacher from Cohasset, MA lost her job due to a
    Facebook posting see article and video A Teacher Who Flunked Facebook 101 
  8. Comic Strip by Gary Varvel / tweet College and Facebook
Here are some additional resources about Digital Safety

Link to my presentation