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In this extension, you will think more about the assumptions people might make about you based on your digital footprint.

You will add a comment to your name in the spreadsheet and describe what impression someone could get about you based on your online actions and the information those actions leave behind.

To begin, open your spreadsheet.

If you’re working with a group, each person can complete these steps at their own computer.

Choose one online action that you take.

What might someone think about you based on this activity?

For example, maybe you like posts on social media.

Think about what kinds of posts you support.

Maybe you like a lot of posts about rugby.

Or you watch a lot of cat videos.

These actions might tell people that you are a person who likes rugby or cats.

Examine each of the online actions that you listed in your spreadsheet.

How might others view you based on these actions?

Now, select the cell with your name and add a comment.

Write a description of yourself from someone else’s perspective.

List two or three things you think your digital footprint says about you.

Now, it’s your turn: Open your spreadsheet, Think about what your online actions say about you, And insert a comment to explain what your digital footprint says about you.

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What Does Your Digital Footprint Say About You?

Add a comment to describe what impressions your digital footprint may give about yourself.

Shape Your Digital Footprint

List at least three things you can do online to shape your digital footprint in a positive way.

Make a Digital Footprint Poster

Make a poster to encourage others to investigate and manage their digital footprint.

Add Weight to Your Digital Footprint

Consider the different impact each online action may have on your digital footprint and give each one a weight.

Your Ideal Digital Footprint

Create a presentation with ideas for building your ideal digital footprint.


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