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Today in class we will be reviewing the term ‘digital footprint’. You can view our original post and comments by clicking the following link: http://hunichenhollands.global2.vic.edu.au/2014/02/27/being-a-citizen-of-the-cyber-world/  It is really important to have some sort of understanding in regards to digital footprints especially considering you have just started your own blogs.

But what does the term ‘digital footprint’ mean??

Have a look at the video below to refresh your memory.

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=286117

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

http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/2014/03/23/week-3-leaving-footprints/

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/digital-footprint – This site contains a short video

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

Have a think about the following statement.

We are all citizens of the cyber world.

In your post on your own blog, include:

  • Your definition of a digital footprint
  • Facts learnt from the videos
  • Links to websites and videos that may be useful
  • Your ways to keep your digital footprint safe and healthy

Remember, what you post online goes out there forever!