Digital Footprint Assignment

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

You digital footprint could affect your future opportunities in a variety of ways. These could include jobs, friends, and much more. Some employers may look at one’s Social Media to be able to take a glimpse of their true personality. But if the person’s social media ends up having a poor digital footprint, then they may end up not getting hired. It’s almost the same thing with friends. You might make a new friend, but that same friend will probably end up taking a look at your social media. If your social media is made up of posts that are insulting all of your friends, then that new person may just not be your friend anymore.

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

Three strategies that your could use to keep your digital footprint appropriate is by asking yourself, “Would it be ok if my parents were to see this?” and if the answer is yes, then it should be appropriate enough to post online. Another strategy you could use is to T.H.I.N.K. These are five questions to ask yourself to make sure that what you’re posting is safe. They are the following: Is it true? Is it hurtful? Is it Illegal? Is it necessary? Or is it kind? A third strategy you could use is asking someone else. You could ask another person you trust for their opinion on the matter. After all, a second opinion wouldn’t hurt.

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?

If I were to go back in time, I don’t think there would be much of a change. I do have social media accounts so that I’m able to see what my friends and other people from around the world are doing, but I don’t actually post anything. However, I do think that I would change how I am when playing online games because I sometimes end up insulting people online. I would tell myself that I should be a bit more patient with other people online so that I can resolve problems in a more peaceful matter.

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