Digital Footprint Assignment

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

Workers who talk badly or tweet rude comments about their bosses or co-workers could get fired if someone forwards the message to the boss. When people post information online like where you live, where you go to school, and pictures of this could also be a danger in the future.

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

To keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe you could set your account on private, don’t post pictures of friends or family, and don’t comment anything that you will regret in the future.

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 on other students. how could you go about explaining it to them?

If I could go back in time I would look at who I was about to text. In the past I have sent a message to the wrong friend, luckily the text only said “Is your house on fire?”. The friend was confused but I didn’t mind sending it to her since we were good friends, but I wouldn’t want to make the same mistake again. I would tell my past self to check who I am about to text just in case it is the wrong person.

Training Post

You are now going to create your very first post. In a separate tab or browser window, go to your Dashboard on the left and go to  Posts -> Add New.

1) Title – Create a title for your blog post. Your title will be: Digital Footprint Assignment

2) Body – This is where you place your content of the post – text, videos, pictures, etc. Follow the instructions on the Digital Footprint Assignment page to see what questions you need to answer here.

3) Tool Bar – In your toolbar you can “Add Media” and “Add Documents” into your posts, this is the best way to create visual representations. You can also change fonts, hyperlink, etc.

4) Publish – Here is where you control what items are public and private. You can also control when they are published to your website.

5) Categories – Here is where you choose where you want your post to go. This is your digital binder with all of your subjects. Make sure to categorize each post with the relevant subject. E.g. Categories -> English

6) Tags –  Here is where you tag posts with one or two of the most readily applicable Core Competencies. These tags can help you find things quicker on your blog and help you stay organised. E.g. Tag -> creativethinking

7) Publish – When you are done, simply “Publish” it. If it has been edited, press “Republish” to update with the latest version of the content.