Digital Citizenship: Digital Footprints and Online Identity

Digital Citizenship: Digital Footprints and Online Identity
Posted on 03/13/2019
DecorativeFCPS is helping students become good digital citizens by providing monthly tips on media and technology. This month's tip is focused on digital footprints and online identity.

Be a role model - Before you post a photo of your kid on social media, ask if it's OK to share. Not only will you give them control over their own digital footprint, you'll also be showing them what you expect them to do with others' photos.

Use privacy settings - Together, go through all the settings on new apps to make sure you both know what information your kids are sharing. Especially in the beginning, it's better to share very little.

Question everything - Before you sign school forms or register for a new online service for your child, check the privacy policy to see what kind of information you're giving the school or company and who they're sharing it with. Sharing some data might be required, but you may be able to opt out of others. Talk with your kid about why it's important to protect your personal data.

The tips above are created using content from Common Sense Media.
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