This week the task in the Student Blogging Challenge was to think about how we are connected in today’s world and what our digital footprint looks like as well as why it matters.
After watching the clips from the SBC page my students wrote about their digital footprints. Here are some of their responses:
I do not have a big foot print my main things are school websites the paper for being school captain then the only things I sign up for are Gmail Hotmail and kids comps and school email and ultranet Mathletics also for school. I would be happy for my parents to read or grandparents. I think it would be better to have a negative footprint because you have to go on the internet for school research and games.
I think my digital footprint is not very big but I do have a digital footprint. I am bit worried but I have nothing to hide. I have signed up to Gmail which has most of my digital footprint. Most things I sign up to I don’t use my name so I don’t put as much of a digital footprint on most things I go on.
Negative: You can connect with the world more. You can arrange to do things. Up to date with everything.
No footprint: No one can track you. You can’t get cyber bullied. You can be get more active.
My digital footprint is quite big but not as some other people’s digital footprint. I’m on terraria, steam, Google, Camperdown Chronicle, Standard, school email and Mathletics. I would be fine with my family to look at my digital footprint because I have nothing to hide.
I think it would be better to have a negative footprint then no footprint at all because everyone uses the internet at least once in their life and it’s hard not to.
My digital footprint is kind of big. I go on Gmail, Instagram, snapchat, Xbox live, YouTube, Icloud, global 2, iMessage, school email, apple ID, Warrnambool Standard, Camperdown Chronicle, Twitter and Game Centre.
I would rather have a negative footprint than no footprint. My digital footprint is positive and to protect my identity I change my birth date. I would not like people viewing my digital footprint because it is my business and privacy.