“How can we teach students and teachers to celebrate themselves and their beliefs so that their digital footprint represents a picture of someone they are proud to be”
“It is also important not to confuse managing a digital footprint with being hidden or private.” – Teaching Kids to Manage their Digital FootprintYour Online Reputation Can Hurt Your Job Search How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates [INFOGRAPHIC] Taking Care Of Your Digital Self Calculate Your Digital Footprint Most Companies Use Social Media For Recruiting, Says Survey
Right, as I read through the articles……….. the more I wanted to do it. Something I have never, ever done before…….Google myself.
So, after taking the laptop upstairs (scared what Mrs Travis would find) I found the following……..
Now lets get more specific…….
Oh no!! Obviously photos 3 and 4 are of me but I am the one responsible for the pic of the Canadian rioting in Vancouver!!!!! Probably not the most appropriate photo due to the amount of destruction and injury however I only did it to stir up my Canadian mates who pride themselves on being likeable and peaceful!!!! Probably should replace that pic at some point.
Managing my personal digital footprint/profile/reputation has been on my mind since I became an active Facebook user. Notably, I found a couple of photos people had tagged me in which were taken quite a long time ago – pre responsibility days. I “untagged” myself and politely asked them to remove them. Since they were mates, they had no problems doing this. Fortunately I have not been a victim of any undesirable photos or comments from others and I sincerely hope this continues. One does not want to live in a bubble but one should be aware when the digital cameras and camera phones are pointed in one`s direction nowadats.
In all serious though, what I really enjoyed reading aboutt in some of these articles was hearing about suggestions about people TAKING CONTROL of what is being put on the internet. It seems there was a theme of empowering people rathee than protecting them…. and rightly so!
Footnote: After Googling myself I did something with my wife`s permission – I Googled her. Let`s just say there are a few Japanese exotic models that share the same name as her……and no I won`t share the pics.
Note to self – keep safesearch on.