Some children have a digital footprint before birth, pictures of scans pops up on social networking sites, photographs and video clips follow. Children should be aware of their online presence. Most importantly they should be creating a positive online presence.
What is a digital footprint?
Your digital footprint is all the digital communication you place on the internet. Children need to be aware that information shared, stays. Inappropriate pictures and comments remain and others can find them. Like wise, your greatness can be researched by others! Employers and universities regularly check people’s online presense. So digital footprint should be as positive as possible.
How can I monitor my digital footprint and that of my family?
It will not be possible to monitor every area of your child’s electronic life. We need to work together to help children understand and build a positive online presence. We talk about their rights and responsibilities when they are online. Your values as a family off line are the values you promote online. There is no difference.
KP, digital citizens.
The children are very aware, through comments and the cluster map, that the “whole world” is looking at their blog. This generally means when they ask for things to go on the blog they make a supreme effort to ensure high quality work. Tasha wrote an outstanding post about twitter and literacy development, please take time to read it.
Now we respond to other peoples blogs and send tweet messages we have been discussing the kind of messages we should sent. We started our conversation by discussing messages we like to receive. We decided these are the messages we should be sending to others.