Being a citizen of the Cyber World

Today in class we will be discussing the term ‘digital footprint’. But what does the term ‘digital footprint’ mean??

Have a look at the video below, taking notes on the images they use and think about how each of the images conveys privacy.

The image below is a link to the ABC’s “BTN” (“Behind The News”) website.  “BTN” is a fantastic news show for students that features great segments about current events and issues that affect our society.

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This news segment is about how we each have a digital footprint. At the end of the segment we are told that whilst we can’t help but contribute to our digital footprint we can help to keep it smaller.

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The video above gives some interesting information and helpful advice in regards to setting passwords.

Here are some useful websites in regards to digital footprints:

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

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

Can you find any other useful websites in regards to managing your digital footprint?

Have a think about the following statement and respond thoughtfully in a detailed blog comment.

We are all citizens of the cyber world.

In your comment, include:

  • Your definition of a digital footprint
  • 2 facts from the video segment
  • What thoughts, ideas, wonderings you have, for example, do you think a digital footprint is a good thing to have?
  • Your ways to keep your digital footprint safe and healthy

Remember, what you post online goes out there forever! Make sure your comment is 10/10 before you hit publish!