Your Digital Footprint



REMINDERS:
  • Check your privacy settings in all social media accounts!
  • Untag yourself from images or posts you don't want to represent you
  • delete accounts you don't use anymore
  • use strong passwords
  • THINK(Y)

HOW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS USE SOCIAL MEDIA IN THEIR COLLEGE SEARCH [INFOGRAPHIC]
TOOLS FOR CHECKING YOUR FOOTPRINT:
Clean Up Your Digital Footprint (checklist from FOSI-Family Online Safety Institute)

Google Search (text and pictures, use the Advanced Search to narrow it down to your city--if you live in China, use Baidu)

Google Alerts (set up alerts by keywords, or your name, so you know when things are posted about you online--others can contribute to your footprint!)

http://www.reppler.com/
Reppler.com (scans Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)

Status Cloud
(create a word cloud from all your Facebook posts)

http://tweetcloud.icodeforlove.com/Tweet Cloud (create a word cloud from all your tweets, see what you write about the most!)

http://www.twittersheep.com/generate/Twitter Sheep (same as above) 



TOOLS FOR BUILDING YOUR FOOTPRINT

https://wordpress.org/
WordPress.org (free, quickly create a professional looking blog to get your name, accomplishments, and interests out there)

PortfolioGen  ("Digital portfolio websites allow users to showcase themselves and provide an opportunity for reflection and continued professional growth. Developed by teachers, PortfolioGen makes it easy to create pages, upload documents and photos, embed videos and add content to build a comprehensive online portfolio website that you can customize to reflect your own personal style.")
http://www.portfoliogen.com/