THING 4 – DIGITAL FOOTPRINT & DIGITAL SECURITY
A digital footprint is the data you leave behind when you go online. It includes what you have said, what others have said about you, where you have been, images you are tagged in, personal information, social media profiles, and even what you have searched, clicked on or liked in many instances.
In higher education, both students and new professionals should be aware of how digital footprints can affect their lives. Read this short article that presents a few teaching strategies that can be used in higher education classrooms.
When online we also need to be aware of the limits to digital security and privacy. Who can see the information that we send? Can someone else read your emails or texts? What about your Facebook or Twitter profiles? This also applies to the apps you use on your phones and tablets. Do you know what data you are sharing and how it is being used by your apps? CBC Marketplace has put out a video with some really useful tips on protecting your privacy on your phone.