Digital Footprints

5 things to know about
digital footprints


 

 


1. According to this study, most parents are concerned about what their teens do online and how their digital footprints might be monitored by advertisers, future employers, and others.

2. A new California law requires websites to remove anything a teen posts online if they request it. Supporters say this so-called “eraser” law would give embarrassed teens a chance to delete something they regret. 

3. College-bound teens should consider that what they post online might be seen by admissions staff. This quiz was created by an educator and encourages students to clean up their digital image before applying.

4. Teens don’t always realize how much information others can find out about them online. Use this new video from NetSmartz to start a discussion with teens about their digital footprint. 

5. Simple tools, like this flashcard from A Platform for Good, can go a long way in reminding teens to be careful of their online image. Get more flashcards like this here.