Your Digital Footprint

Digital Footprint

Explained by Common Craft

When using apps and websites, our actions are being tracked and saved by organizations. This means we leave digital footprints wherever we go. Part of being a digital citizen is understanding why our digital footprints matter.

Discussion Questions

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a digital footprint?

How might the collection of your and others’ digital footprints benefit other organizations?

What types of digital information would you not want discovered about yourself when you apply for school or a job?









Resources for Learning More

TedTalk
Juan Enrique, How to think about digital tattoos, February 2013
https://www.ted.com/talks/juan_enriquez_how_to_think_about_digital_tattoos


New York Times
Natasha Singer, They loved your GPA then they saw your tweet, November 10, 2013
https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/business/they-loved-your-gpa-then-they-saw-your-tweets.html


Edutopia
Vicki Davis, What your students really need to know about digital citizenship, November 1, 2017
https://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-citizenship-need-to-know-vicki-davis

ISTE
Diana Fingal, Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age, December 14, 2017
https://www.iste.org/explore/Digital-citizenship/Infographic:-Citizenship-in-the-digital-age