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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
fossil:
parts of an animal that are saved and preserved in the earth for millions of years.
inference:
an educated guess based on evidence
responsibility:
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