“A digital footprint [or digital reputation] is all of the information online about a person either posted by that person or others, intentionally or unintentionally. Filling out a form, leaving a blog comment, updating your status, checking into a location, emailing or IMing a friend, posting a photo, visiting a website, using a search engine… everything you do online leaves a trail. This trail is your digital footprint.” EGUSD

Synonyms: Digital Tattoo

Curricula

Grades:

K-12

“Common Sense Education’s free Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum empowers students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. There are 80 lessons in the full K-12 curriculum, with supporting materials such as student handouts, assessments, educational videos, family tip sheets, and professional development resources.”

Grades:

6-8

3-Module Course: including one section on Digital Footprint. “Students will be empowered with the information to make safe and appropriate decisions online by learning the importance of online citizenship, how to manage and create a positive reputation online and how to always explore the Internet and other digital communication in a safe manner.”

Grades:

9-12

“Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship: We have devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students. We hope that students and educators gain useful skills and a holistic understanding about responsible digital citizenship, not only on YouTube, but in all online activity. Lessons are designed to fit within 50 minute classes, but can be adapted to fit your schedule.”

Grades: 

K-12

“Age appropriate lessons answer questions such as “What information is OK to have in your digital footprint?” and “What is a digital footprint, and what does yours convey?”

Grades: 

9-12+

Social Assurity's social media instructional products and services are used by schools, colleges, independent college advisors, and organizations across the country to deliver essential digital leadership skills to their students, clients, and members. Students will learn how an engaged social media presence that highlights their activities, community and family service, achievements, and interests can help with college and grad school admissions, scholarships, internships, and future employment.

Videos

Grades:

K-12

“Be Deadly Online is an animation and poster campaign about big issues online, like bullying, reputation and respect for others. Developed with deadly Indigenous writers and voice actors, enjoy these short, fun animations and learn about how we want to behave together online.” Digital Reputation.

Grades:

K-12

3-Minute video about what your Digital Footprint is.

Grades:

K-12

Video about Privacy and Reputation online.

Interactive Games

Grades:

K-12

Complete 5 Quests to earn the 21t4s Investigator badge. Could also be used as a student project.

Grades:

9-12

Choose a scenario and “make choices along the way to see how your choices affect your digital footprint and your career.”

Student Projects

“Students in all classrooms, everywhere, need to learn about and practice the tenets of Digital Citizenship. Through the Digital Looking Glass: A Global Digital Citizenship Project was created to be flexibly integrated into any class, and can be modified to fit the age of your students. You may partner with students that are older, younger, or the same age as your students.

Lots of information and presentations for online reputation as well as programs for students.

Educator Training

CE Credit:

YES

“This training will introduce you to the K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, scope and sequence, and walk you through sample lesson plans. You'll also learn about research and background on your students' digital lives. Each training takes one hour to complete.”

CE Credit:

YES

A one-hour Webinar about digital citizenship. “Digital Citizenship is a free professional learning community (PLC) that provides ideas and discussions about how to help kids be safe, responsible, and respectful participants in a digital world. This community will help you stay connected, share ideas, and get support from colleagues.”

CE Credit:

YES

A one-hour online educator training covering Digital Literacy & Ethics, Inappropriate Content, Online Sexual Solicitation, Online Privacy, Sexting, and Cyberbullying.

Helpful Resources & Tips

Grades:

K-12

How to manage your digital footprint and tips for keeping your digital footprint safe.

Grades:

K-12

Numerous articles addressing different aspects of your digital reputation and how to educate teens.

Grades:

K-12

Host a Workshop at your school “The BEaPRO™ Mobile Workshops identify the core competencies and skills that must be addressed for youth to thrive and succeed in our highly connected culture. These workshops guide parents and teachers to have confidence with the core concepts needed to help youth have positive experiences while using mobile and internet connected devices.” Related Content

Grades:

K-12

“Use these resources to stay up to date on the pros and cons of technology's capabilities. Build awareness instead of fear as you and your students discover how the power of the Internet can be harnessed for safe learning and communication.”