Digital Footprint Assignment

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

My digital footprint could affect my future because if I were to ever get a job and the person interviewing me were to look up my name on the internet, they could find something good or bad, which could decide if I were to get the job or not.

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

  • Never post or put out anything on the internet that you wouldn’t be okay with everyone seeing.
  • When texting someone only say things you would tell them straight  to their face.
  • When using different social media platforms, make sure only your friends can view the tings you post. You can change this in the settings.

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?

So far I haven’t done anything that I would like to take back online, but I haven’t developed my digital footprint in a positive way either, my digital footprint is very small. I would tell other students to make sure to grow a digital footprint as long as its not something that they wouldn’t want to be known as or something they wouldn’t want seen on the internet.

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.