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What is a Digital Footprint?

What is a Digital Footprint?
Posted on 01/21/2015

Written by: Lindsey Dunn, Instructional Technology Specialist

Have you ever Googled yourself? In the digital world we live in, students need to understand that whatever they do online is tracked and added to their digital footprint. A digital footprint is a collection of all the traces you leave in online environments. The permanent nature of digital footprints highlights the importance of building a responsible digital identity.  

Tips for managing your digital footprint:

  • Never post anything online that you wouldn’t want anyone to see later
  • Don’t post anything that could be considered unkind to others
  • Keep in mind that whatever you post online is nearly impossible to completely erase due to file sharing and archiving.

Digital Footprint

Photo: 5th grade took some time to think about the websites they visit online and we generated a digital footprint collage through Tagxedo.

For more information on online safety please click here or contact Lindsey Dunn.