What does your digital presence include? How is it developed?

Digital Footprint - what is it?

Webopedia defines this:
On the Internet a digital footprint is the word used to describe the trail, traces or "footprints" that people leave online. This is information transmitted online, such as forum registration, e-mails and attachments, uploading videos or digital images and any other form of transmission of information — all of which leaves traces of personal information about yourself available to others online.

Active digital information profiling versus passive digital information profiling

What does this mean?
What do you have control over?
How can you control your digital footprint?

Digital Footprint:

Common Sense Media: Digital Footprint Intro from Joaquin E. Jutt on Vimeo.


  • If we were to look you up online what would we learn about you ?
  • What are your digital footprints?
  • Is there anything online that you wouldn't want your teacher or parent to know about you ?

Digital Literacy - How do I know what's real?

The Granite State Nose story versus Oldest big cat fossil found in TIbet story or perhaps Big Cat Facts

Let's consider these articles. Which one is noteworthy? How can we tell what is reliable?

Here are some tips for creating a more effective Google search


Online safety - how can you be responsible, and ensure your safety online?

Enjoy your online life, safely from Dave Legion on Vimeo.

How can you maintain a positive digital footprint?

Tips - (from Educational Technology)
  • Never post anything that you might find embarrassing later.
  • Be careful with the pictures you post on your public profiles. Remember others will see them and judge you based on their content.
  • Change the privacy settings on your social networking sites so that only your Friends can see your information
  • Do not disclose your personal address, phone number, passwords. Bank card numbers...etc even in private messages. There is always the possibility of somebody hacking into your account and finding them.
  • Do not post things to bully, hurt, blackmail, insult, or afflict any kind of harm on others
  • Always keep in mind that once information has been posted online, it can be almost impossible to remove because of archiving and file sharing. Even though you deactivate your accounts, the information may still be retrieved by others.

Cyber-bullying - what is it? Who is affected, and how can you stop it?

Kids can make a difference.

Information for students - Cybersafety
This website offers a lot of valuable information for students who have questions about going online safely, as well as information about cyberbullying and places you can go to get help.

Cybersmart quiz

Digital Awareness games

The three pigs
Net Smart Kidz