Digital Footprint Assignment

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

If you posted a video of you doing something that might not be very respectful to a particular group, you can catch heat for it later. Example: Trudeau’s questionable makeup.
Saying something about a person who might be intertwined in your future opportunities such as the interviewer for your dream job can affect how they treat you later.

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

You can set social media accounts to the highest privacy settings available, you can THINK, and you can take a little moment to think; longer than it takes to hit the enter button – before posting anything.

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

I think there is some personal information that I have posted which might not necessarily be harmful, but would be nice in retrospect to not have online. The advice I would give would be to try to see information through the lens of another person before posting it, to make sure it won’t be regretted later.

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