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How does our online activity affect the digital footprints of ourselves and others?

Your digital footprint can affect your online reputation for a long time. But children don't always realise that digital footprints aren't just a personal matter. Show your learners how they can contribute to a positive digital reputation, both for themselves and for others.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Define the term "digital footprint" and identify the online activities that contribute to it.
  • Identify ways they are -- and are not -- in control of their digital footprint.
  • Understand what responsibilities they have for the digital footprints of themselves and others.
Key Vocabulary: digital footprint  ·  fossil  ·  inference  ·  responsibility
digital footprint:
a record of what you do online, including the sites you visit and the things you post; it can also include things that others post that involve you, such as pictures or comments
parts of an animal that are saved and preserved in the earth for millions of years.
an educated guess based on evidence
a duty you have to yourself or others
Digital Footprint & Identity

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Camilla's Footprint Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips