Digital Footprints

Google Yourself often to check your digital footprint

Why it's important to you and your student

Job opportunities - 60% of employers use social networking to research candidates

College Admittance & Scholarships - 40% of college admission officers are checking social media accounts

Financial Safety - Fraudsters have stolen $112 billion in the past six years

Reputation - Especially businesses - 78% of consumers trust peer recommendations, not advertising

Protecting Your Privacy Tips

Private Browsing

  • Chrome - Incognito Window
  • Firefox - New Private Window
  • Internet Explorer - InPrivate Browsing
  • Does not save -Cookies -Searches -History -Passwords
  • Does not hide your browsing from Employer, Internet Provider, or Websites

Help teens think long term

Keep personal information private

Use privacy settings on social media

Apply the Golden Rule

Delete Old Accounts - LinkedIn, MySpace, Reddit, Craigslist, Blogger

How to Delete Yourself - Techlicious http://www.techlicious.com/tip/how-to-delete-yourself-from-the-internet/

Have the Discussion with your Children:

1. List red flags you have seen on social media that can influence student opportunities.

2. Create a list of Digital Citizenship conversation starters you can use with your children.

3. How can we encourage our children to re-write the current trend of negativity found on social media?

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