Task 1: Digital footprint - safe use of the Internet

"Protect yourself and help keep the web a safer place for everyone"


Digital footprint

When you interact in a digital environment you leave behind a data trail of interactions referred to as a digital footprint. In social media a digital footprint can refer to the size of a person's "online presence" measured by the number of individuals with whom they interact (Wikipedia, 2013).



My digital footprint:

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Privacy is about protecting your personal information in online environments. The use of web based tools for education is increasing and it is important for both teachers and students to become "good stewards of their online presence" (Educause, 2010, point #7).

Other saftey issues

Information about other aspects of safe use of the Internet can be found on the office of children's e-safety commissioner website: