Digital Footprint Assignment

1. How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? Give at least two examples.

I think that a digital footprint could affect you in job and college applications. When applying for jobs and colleges everything is taken into consideration including what the individual has posted online. What you have contributed to the internet can waver a job or colleges decision to accept you.

2. Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.

Well you can consider what you post online before you post it. You can also protect your privacy by not sharing personal information even in private conversations. Understanding that sending or publishing is like putting something on the internet is also like publishing forever. In conclusion always be mindful of what you are doing online and offline as well.

3. If you could go back in time, is there anything you would do differently online? Think of what type of advice you would pass on to your younger self or other students. How could you go about explaining it to them?

I don’t think that i would do anything differently online because i have always been aware of the general idea of digital footprints but I would like to tell younger me and younger students that you need to consider your actions. The internet is always watching and it never forgets. Mark my word. I would explain it to them by talking to them about the consequences of their actions.