Digital Footprint

What are digital footprints?

You may not realise it but every time you go online you leave a trail. These days we are encouraged to add lots of pictures, videos and personal profiles about ourselves on the internet. Although there are lots of opportunities to be creative and develop good skills you must remember that the internet is an open environment. Your personal information is kept by companies for many years and can be viewed by any person wanting to find out information about you.

To learn how to protect your online identity click on the following links:

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/digitalfootprints/

http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Kids/Get%20the%20facts/Digital%20footprint.aspx

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/11-tips-for-students-tomanage-their-digital-footprints/