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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
What is a Digital Footprint?
What is a Digital Footprint? Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Your digital footprint is all the bits of information about you scattered across cyberspace. Your digital footprint includes information you deliberated shared (social media, forums, blogging, commenting) as well as data acquired or tracked behind the scenes (for example, with browser cookies). Do you understand the ramifications of your digital footprint?
Common Sense Media: Trillion-Dollar Footprint
These teaching materials for grades six to eight include plenty of resources for kids including the main video lesson, downloadable student packets, and Family Tip Sheets. Common Sense Media also has materials for other age groups. Just search “digital footprint” in the search box in the upper right-hand corner.
Digital Citizenship Adventures
“Bottom line: if the world is listening to us when we are the web, then let’s make sure what we say is interesting, engaging, positive and representative of our better selves.” This site includes great resources for searching for your digital footprint, and role playing about the possible ramifications of your footprint. How will it affect your college admissions or job opportunities?
InCtrl: Teaching Digital Citizenship
“In a digital world and information-sharing age, it can sometimes be hard to understand where privacy ends and what the real risks are. Everyone cares about their reputation, but many students don’t know that what they do online can impact their digital footprint, permanently.” This online lesson includes two videos, a printable handout, and notes for teachers.
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
What is a Digital Footprint? Printable
What is a Digital Footprint? Wikipedia Printable
What is Phishing? Printable
Online Safety Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.” ~~ Ayn Rand ~~ (2/2/1905 – March 6, 1982) Russian novelist, philosopher, playwright, screenwriter. Click here for more interesting quotes about freedom.
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