What is a Digital Footprint??
A digital footprint is the collection of all the traces you leave in electronic environments (websites, games, etc.) as you use or move through them. Some is content you actively volunteer—like your Facebook profile. Other material is passive—the cookies a site stores in your browser, the content your district collects about your use of their equipment, etc. All this data can be found and saved to build a profile of you and your behavior
Tips on Staying Safe and Creating a Positive Digital Footprint
- Never post anything that you might find embarrassing later.
- Be careful with the pictures you post on your public profiles. Remember others will see them and judge you based on their content.
- Change the privacy settings on your social networking sites so that only your Friends can see your information
- Do not disclose your personal address, phone number, passwords. Bank card numbers...etc even in private messages. There is always the possibility of somebody hacking into your account and finding them.
- Do not post things to bully, hurt, blackmail, insult, or afflict any kind of harm on others
- Always keep in mind that once information has been posted online, it can be almost impossible to remove because of archiving and file sharing. Even though you deactivate your accounts, the information may still be retrieved by others.