Lesson Plan

Your Digital Footprint Matters: Google Yourself!!

Digital Citizenship
Heather R.
Educational Technologist
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Health & Wellness

Your digital footprint paints a picture of who you are.

Every day, whether we want to or not, most of us contribute to a growing portrait of who we are online; a portrait that is probably more public than we assume. This portrait helps companies target content at specific markets and consumers, helps employers look into your background, and helps advertisers track your movements across multiple websites. Whatever you do online, you might be leaving digital footprints behind.

So no matter what you do online it’s important that you know what kind of trail you’re leaving, and what the possible effects can be. 

While it's not possible to have ZERO footprints, the first steps toward managing your digital footprint and managing your digital identity are not that hard.

Here are some things that can help!

Students will be able to ... (taken from www.commonsensemedia.org - Oops! I broadcast it on the interent).

• identify some of the benefits of sharing information online.

• reflect on the risks of sharing inappropriate information (oversharing) online.

• think critically about what they choose to post and share about themselves online



Health & Wellness
Grades 5 - 12
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1 Google Yourself

How often do you search the Internet for yourself? If you're like most people, the answer is: not often enough. That's bad because what you find when you do will likely surprise you, and not necessarily in a good way.

Visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vuz9qv0XBovqXN8CCyjxYTTJADrmsDXTSnZe...


Student Instructions

Open a Google search page: www.google.com

Type your name into the search box.

Example: Sally Smith

Record the number of results you have here: ____________.

To Continue, visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vuz9qv0XBovqXN8CCyjxYTTJADrmsDXTSnZe...