November 6 Digital Footprint
What does your digital footprint say about you?
Opening Question to discuss:
• Can you tell what a person is really like offline based on what you find online?
1. Show Video to start discussion:
How will you express yourself?
Possible extension questions for group or small group discussion:
There are some parts of our digital footprint that we have control over but unfortunately there are others that we do not:
• Do you ever post things online about your friends?
• Brainstorm a list of questions that someone should ask him- or herself before posting anything about another person
Examples : " Do I know my friend’s feelings about what he (or she) would want posted?"
Your online reputation. How does it affect your future?
1. To Begin: Questions for discussion:
• Do you think teens share too much information about yourselves online? Why or why not?
• Do you think you should judge someone solely based on what you find about them online? Why or why not?
• What types of online information would help present the most positive image of you?
• What types of online information might present a negative image that could harm you in the future?
2. What is your Online reputation? View Download
a. Share the first part of the article (page 1 of download)
(How do college admissions use your online reputation)
b. Share parts or all of these articles: (students could be asked to read and summarize to the group)
Young job-seekers hiding their Facebook pages (cnn)
Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle (NYT)
c. Share and discuss the tips to create a good online reputation. (page 2 and 3 of the download)
Videos to share (short) about dangers of losing jobs because of social media:
Hearing Loss Awareness
Part 3 of this year's Disability Awareness Initiative from the Special Education Department.
* Note: the answers to the questions in the presentation are answered in the video.