“Don’t Leave Your
Digital Footprint Exposed”
Content taken from a TCEA Webinar with the same name, given by Bruce Ellis
There are also 5 videos on this link, on the right side of the page. Not all of them are for all ages.
Have old or bad accounts removed or de-activated, if possible
Adjust Your Privacy: This site makes it easy to locate the privacy settings page of a variety of social media sites. Be sure to check the privacy settings for those sites that you have an account with...even if you don't use it any more. http://adjustyourprivacy.com/
How to Fix Internet Embarrassments and Improve Your Online Reputation
Look at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.:
Grow a positive digital footprint
Lessons on Digital Footprint:
The Digital Citizenship Survival Kit
Clever prop to help kids really understand key components of being a digital citizen.
Students learn that they have a digital footprint, which can be searched, shared, and seen by a large, invisible audience.
Students then learn that they can take some control over their digital footprint based on what they post online.
Students learn that everything they or anyone else posts about them online becomes part of a
public online presence known as a digital footprint.
Your Digital Footprint
This lesson is a website to lead students through learning about their digital footprint.
Teachers resources are also provided.
This might scare you a little. Towards the end of the video they give some good tips.
There is a website mentioned at the end of this video that has a list of ways to protect yourself. It is from a 2010 broadcast, but that list can be accessed using this link:
when you close that browsing session, will be deleted," Neely said.
From the above link…Web browser safety settings
Internet Explorer: http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/special-reports/web-browser-safety-internet-explorer-settings
Image from: A Platform for Good.org