Kidsmart: Digital Footprints
Who’s watching you? These days we are encouraged to add lots of information about ourselves onto the internet... Photos, art, poetry, videos, blogs, personal profiles … there are lots of opportunities to be creative and develop good skills. Aside from the fun stuff, always remember that the internet is an open environment. Personal information is routinely collected and kept for years and years by companies wanting to sell you stuff and viewed by individuals looking for information about you. Apparently lots of universities and employers now use the internet to check up on you! So, keep safe and don’t put too much information about yourself online and focus on doing positive things.
Related: Online Safety Resources
• Digital Citizenship
• Social Media for Learning