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.