What is a digital footprint? A Digital footprint is a collection of activities and behaviours recorded when an entity (such as a person) interacts in a digital environment. It may include the recording of activities such as system login and logouts, visits to a web-page, accessed or created files, or emails and chat messages. The digital footprint allows interested parties to access this data; possibly for data mining, or profiling purposes.
Search your name on these sites: www.google.com www.bing.com www.ask.com www.pipl.com Try variations of your name also: John Doe John R. Doe John Doe, Vero Beach John Doe, Gifford Middle School
What did you find?-Your name?-Your Facebook page?-Your MySpace?-Awards you have won?-Your address???-A picture of you?
-Go to www.yahoo.com-Search “Digital Footprint Calculator”-Click on the link from www.readwriteweb.com-Scan through the article and see their definitions for “digital footprint” and “digital shadow”-Download the Digital Footprint Calculator and answer the questions.How big is your digital footprint?
Safety Videos Here is the link to the NetSmartKids videos. They have a video library for each age group of students. Use the link to the library and then choose the one that is right for your students.http://www.netsmartz.org/NetSmartzKids
Top Tips SOCIAL NETWORKING • Always explore the privacy settings of your SNS to protect your privacy and to protect yourself from strangers. • Get your friends and family to have a look at your SNS to check that you aren’t giving out too much personal information or posting inappropriate photos/films because they might see something you’ve missed. • Keep your passwords to yourself. • Respect yourself and others online. • If you are unlucky enough to have a bad experience online report it to the service provider and tell an adult. • Cyberbullying is NEVER acceptable. If you or someone you know is targeted by bullies online tell them 1) to report the bully to the website/service operator 2) keep evidence of the bullying behavior 3) to resist the temptation to reply to nasty messages 4) To tell an adult.
Go to: • http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/ • Explore the content but be sure to look at Digital Footprints and Social Media