DIGITAL FOOTPRINT -rewritten

Do I need a digital footprint? (original copy)

First you may be wondering what a digital footprint is, as was I!

Stated by Oxford (2016) ‘the information about a particular person that exists on the internet as a result of their online activity’.

We all have one, every one of us that users the great wide world online has created their own personal footprint over time, whether we want to or not.

As I have entered the world of teaching, it’s now a time to reflect on the way I have previously been portrayed through the internet, and ask myself “is it the way I want to be recognised by others?”.

Some ways that I have left my digital footprint over the years have been though; Online shopping, website searches, Facebook, twitter and my own personal mobile and laptop.Of course, these are just a few of the many ways one can leave a digital footprint.

I believe we do need a digital footprint, however, for privacy and protection it is important we manage our digital footprints consistenly. One should be smart about their actions online as they would in real life. This can be done by being cautious what is posted, and shared through written material, pictures and videos.

To be cautious and aware of your digital footprint is to follow the rules and conventions of the online world as a ‘digital citizen’ ACU (2016).

‘the most important benefit of a digital citizenship is a safer online experience’ ACU (2016).

Digital footprints are effected by legislation as ‘the internet is global but privacy laws are not’ although there is a growing awareness of privacy and data protection (society, 2016).

Have you ever googled your name and seen what comes up? Do you ever wonder where them photos have gone and who can see them globally? Are your profiles private and do you feel secure with your work?

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REFERENCES

Oxford (2016). In Oxford Dictionary. Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/digital-footprint

Society, I. (2016). How can I manage my digital footprints? Retrieved September 8, 2016, from http://www.internetsociety.org/your-digital-footprint/manage

Feedback — By Amelia Asquith.

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Do I need a digital footprint?

First you may be wondering what a digital footprint is, as was I!

Stated by Oxford (2016) ‘the information about a particular person that exists on the internet as a result of their online activity’.

We all have one, every one of us that users the great wide world online has created their own personal footprint over time, whether we want to or not.

As I have entered the world of teaching, it’s now a time to reflect on the way I have previously been portrayed through the internet, and ask myself “is it the way I want to be recognised by others?”.

Some ways that I have left my digital footprint over the years have been though; Online shopping, website searches, Facebook, twitter and my own personal mobile and laptop.Of course, these are just a few of the many ways one can leave a digital footprint.

I believe we do need a digital footprint, however, for privacy and protection it is important we manage our digital footprints consistenly. One should be smart about their actions online as they would in real life. This can be done by being cautious what is posted, and shared through written material, pictures and videos.

To be cautious and aware of your digital footprint is to follow the rules and conventions of the online world as a ‘digital citizen’ ACU (2016).

‘the most important benefit of a digital citizenship is a safer online experience’ ACU (2016).

Digital footprints are effected by legislation as ‘the internet is global but privacy laws are not’ although there is a growing awareness of privacy and data protection (society, 2016).

In Addition to the necessary beliefs of having a digital footprint we can use this strong social and technological tool to create a safe environment both online and in real life situations. The digital footprint matters so we can identfy cases of fraud or extreme measures like hacking. Without a digital footprint and with the increase in technology and the impact it has on our day of age we would be faced with more problems and ethical issues.

Have you ever googled your name and seen what comes up? Do you ever wonder where them photos have gone and who can see them globally? Are your profiles private and do you feel secure with your work?

-A

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