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Your Digital Footprint: Worksheets and Activities

Every day, whether we want to or not, most of us contribute to a growing portrait of who we are online; a portrait that is probably more public than we assume.

Our digital footprint is all the stuff we leave behind as we use the Internet: comments on social media, app use, photo sharing, email records, the list goes on- it’s part of our online history and can potentially be seen by other people, or tracked in a database.

Everyone cares about their reputation, but many students (and teachers) don’t realise that what they do online can impact their digital footprint, permanently. How can our digital footprint become a problem? In the best case scenario, it helps employers look into your background and advertisers track your movements across multiple websites.

Refusing to be a part of the online world is not always a solution so it is important for teachers and educators to advise students about the rights and responsibilities they have as digital citizens, and guide them through the ne…