Digital Dossier: The footprints we leave behind

This video gives us a look into how our digital footprints are formed. It was created by Digital Natives, an interdisciplinary collaboration of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen.

We are beginning to see more and more news about how digital footprints are affecting people entering college and applying for jobs. It is important for our students to understand how the information that they place on the internet can have an impact on them later in life.

While this video does not answer all of the questions that need to be addressed, it certainly is a good conversation starter. I recommend showing this to students at the beginning of the year to open up the discussion about using the online world responsibly.


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Michelle DeSilva is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University's College of Education where she received a Bachelor Degree in Secondary Education. She is a certified professional educator in both Florida and Missouri and currently resides in Tequesta, FL.

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