Your Digital Footprint: What 'Impression Are You Making? Teaching Digital Citizenship in Schools
Your Digital FootprintWhat ‘Impression’ Are You Making?: Teaching Digital Citizenship and Responsibility in Schools
IntroductionObjectives of this presentation:• Define the term ‘digital footprint’• Examine the impact online actions make on your digital footprint• Identify means of taking control of your ‘public face’• Explore the important role of teachers to educate and influence student behaviour• Provide discussion questions that will facilitate a school plan to educate students in digital citizenship and support the wider school community
What is a digital footprint?How digital footprints are made• Quick & easy to create• Permanent record• Far-reaching consequences
What is a digital footprint? Perceived privacy versus public reality
What is a digital footprint? Digital tattoos and longevity of information
What impact does your digital footprint make?•Reputation and digital identity•Future employers
What impact does your digital footprint make?•Positive effects, using it to your advantage
Taking control of your ‘public face’Damage control: what to do
Taking control of your ‘public face’Be proactive
Taking control of your ‘public face’Posting: public or private… or not at all?
Important Role of Teachers• Modeling good ‘netiquette’• Teaching discernment and responsibility
Discussion QuestionsWhat are the top 3 concerns we can identify for students in relation to forming and managing their online identity?What activities can we plan for students to help them understand the importance and maintenance of their online identity?What policies and procedures can we put in place to support staff, students and parents in terms of awareness and action?
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