Videos to Help Learners Understand the Importance of Their Digital Footprint
Digital crime is exploding in ways that no one could have imagined just a few years ago; it is time for educators to devote their attention to educating learners on the significance of the term digital footprint. Learners are emotionally and physically attached to their devices, and their relationships exist within technological platforms.
Social media or the internet world is a paradox—it presents both benefits and risks to learners. As educators, you must not only teach learners content knowledge and skills but also monitor their online activities and the long-term ramifications their digital footprint has on their ability to achieve their goals.
We have compiled a list of five videos that teach learners the importance of digital footprint and online reputation.
1. What’s in your Digital Footprint?
Learners must learn to think before posting online. Unless educators teach learners the importance of their digital footprint—that they take their digital identity everywhere—learners will not be cautious about their activities online.
The video following video will give you an idea of how you could help your learners to understand what’s in their digital footprint.
2. Understanding the Impact of Digital Footprint
In this video, a middle school educator, Brian Van Dyck of Santa Clara, California, interacts with learners to teach them how to examine a text and evaluate the risks and rewards that social media presents.
3. Building Digital Footprint
In an era where individuals have their legacy fossilized online through the use of social media, this short video will help your learners understand how to build a good digital footprint. In this video, learners will hear media professionals speaking and guiding them on how to build a digital footprint.
4. How to Follow a Digital Trail
This is a must-watch video for educators to share with learners. The video illustrates how to follow a digital trail by following the footprints of two animals who left information online.
5. Your Digital Footprint
Today’s learners need to know that what they do online can permanently impact their digital footprint. The video below is an excellent reference to show educators how they can teach learners to maintain control over their digital footprint, manage their privacy, and enjoy all the benefits that the online world has in store.