posted on January 10, 2015 17:49
The data and information that you leave behind on webpages and on social media services such as YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, or Facebook makes up your digital footprint. You should know that the information you provide may be stored with or without your knowledge - intentionally or unintentionally.
Once a video, photo, or message is uploaded to a website or social network, or sent to a mobile device, it can be nearly impossible to retrieve or delete. With this shared information, other people can duplicate it, share it without permission or take a picture or screenshot of it, so even if the owner deletes it, it may not be gone completely.
Learning to manage your digital footprint is a critical skill to have today and includes how to search for information about yourself and how to share information responsibly. To learn more about managing your online reputation, check out Google's Support Center.
Watch the following video created for A Platform for Good (a fosi.org project) to hear teen perspectives on the importance of digital reputation.
"Google for Education: Google Digital Citizenship: Introduction." Google for Education: Google Digital Citizenship: Introduction. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2015.
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