Leaving footprints - Digital Citizenship

Posting photos of the weekend on a social media site is a fun thing to do. But beware... nothing in the online world is confidential and your postings can last for years.

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Find out what’s stored about you online. Watch this video about Facebook and check this cartoon. Social media can have a positive side; visit TED for some examples.

Your tasks

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Did you read the conditions of Facebook before signing up? Consider the ethics.

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How can you tell if information is genuine? Investigate how advertising agencies have employed people to carry out social networking.

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Discuss how social networking can have a positive effect on your life.

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Leaving footprints is part of the larger resource Digital Citizenship.