Digital footprints — those small bits of digital information collected and compiled on each individual — can portray a person in all sorts of ways. Everything we do on the web or with when we interact with other connected sites is saved somewhere. We may think first of email, texts, social media, and web searches, but our information gets collected when we shop, travel, drive, make mobile phone calls, and even when we buy groceries.
Below are a few links that can help parents and educators think about managing and curating digital footprints. Everyone, child and adult, has a digital footprint profile.
- 11 Tips For Students to Manage Their Digital Footprints — Teach Thought blog.
- Your Digital Footprint Matters – The Internet Society
- Calculate Your Digital Footprints: Then Curate Them – MediaTechParenting blog
- Don’t Trip Over Your Digital Footprints – National Public Radio
- 3-Step Plan for a Digital Makeover – Innovative Educator blog
- Digital Footprints Video: Check it Out – MediaTechParenting blog
- Clean Up Your Digital Footprint – Family Online Safety Institute
- The Scoreboard Where You Can’t See Your Score – New York Times
- Tracing Your Digital Footprints on the Web – The Kojo Namdi Show
- Hot on Your Trail: Privacy, Your Data, and Who Has Access to It — Center for Investigative Journalism