3. I found two things that are too revealing on my social media account. Firstly, my first and last name. Secondly, my high school. Both reasons can help someone find my location.
4a) There are many ways that people’s digital footprint can affect their brand and future opportunities for post-secondary. For example, posting something racist, homophobic, sexist, etc. Another example, posting something inappropriate; parties, alcohol, etc. Or posting something illegal; drugs, etc. All in which aren’t allowed in post-secondary schools.
It’ll also affect future job prospects. For example, nobody wants a druggie or an alcoholic to be a pilot. Another example, no one wants a racist, homophobic, or sexist teacher.
It is important to be aware of one’s digital footprint because of two things. Firstly, they can affect people’s careers. Secondly, they can affect future opportunities for post-secondary.
4b) There are six strategies that people can use to keep their digital footprint appropriate and safe.
The first strategy is VPNs. A VPN enables you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. It can also protect browsing activity from other people on public Wi-Fi, and more. All in all, an effective strategy.
The second strategy is don’t use social media. Very simple and effective. Just don’t even touch social media.
The third strategy is to don’t share certain things. For instance, inappropriate things; alcohol, vape, etc. Another example, racist, homophobic, etc. things. Instead, post hobbies, sports, etc.
The fourth strategy is to don’t share your location. Don’t share your location, because people can track down where you live. Yes, it’s that easy.
The fifth strategy is to don’t share personal things. For instance, your name, address, school, etc. Each will put you in harm.
The last strategy is to think before you post and turn your account to private. By thinking before your post you can make sure it’s ok to post it. By making your account private you can limit certain people to see your posts.
4c) Digital permanence is basically history; it is impossible to change history. Basically even if you delete your posts, it’ll always be stored online. Inevitably, someone will have it; either on their camera roll or on the server. I would explain it to younger kids, teachers, and elders, as it is.
One key information that supported my message is this one clip
It is about a person who is fired from his job because of one clip he posted. During when Chick-fil-a was getting protests because it was anti-gay marriage, Adam Smith made an offensive comment. Moments later after the post, he regretted the action, thus he deletes it. However, it was too late, it was going viral. As a result, leading him to get fired from his job as a CFO. He lost his dream home because of that, and his job of course.
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Adam Smith – Digital Footprint. (n.d.). Retrieved February 24, 2020, from https://sites.google.com/site/kidsnetsoftdigitalfootprint/stories/adam-smith