Nord Anglia Education
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Nord Anglia
12 May, 2017

Internet Safety and Digital Footprint

Internet Safety and Digital Footprint

Simply put, a digital footprint is the record or trail left by the things you do online. You’re social media activity, the info on your personal website, your browsing history, your online subscriptions, any photo galleries and videos you’ve uploaded — essentially, anything on the Internet with your name on it. Digital natives like today’s students rarely think twice about putting their names on things online, so their footprints can be pretty wide.  

www.teachthought.com

 

Internet Safety and Digital Footprint Internet Safety and Digital Footprint

Simply put, a digital footprint is the record or trail left by the things you do online. You’re social media activity, the info on your personal website, your browsing history, your online subscriptions, any photo galleries and videos you’ve uploaded — essentially, anything on the Internet with your name on it. Digital natives like today’s students rarely think twice about putting their names on things online, so their footprints can be pretty wide.  

www.teachthought.com

 

Here are some top tips for students and parents…

  • Keep a list of accounts
  • Don’t overshare
  • Use privacy settings
  • Use a password keeper
  • Sending is like publishing forever
  • Understand searches are social

Above all students shouldn’t be doing anything they wouldn’t want their family members to see.  Mobile phones give us instant access to the internet.  Parents do you know what your son/daughter is doing online.  I would encourage parents to talk to their son/daughter about internet safety and their digital footprint. Be safe.

Here is a website https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ and the website has a parent section https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/