Your Digital Footprint

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your digital footprint:
    • A. 

      Isn't as important as what the people who know you in real life think.

    • B. 

      Something you should be aware of and make positive efforts to control.

    • C. 

      Doesn't matter, because the Internet changes too often for anything to stick for a long time.

    • D. 

      Not too important, because everybody's got something embarrassing online by now.

  • 2. 
    If you find something in your digital footprint that is unflattering, you should:
    • A. 

      Not worry about it.

    • B. 

      Attempt to fix it, such as by untagging a photo or deleting an account.

    • C. 

      Post something unflattering about someone else, to distract from your footprint.

    • D. 

      Never go online again.

  • 3. 
    If you're very careful about what you post, your digital footprint should be in great shape.  Right?
    • A. 

      Yes, because you can do a lot to shape your digital footprint.

    • B. 

      Yes, but you should still monitor your footprint, because others' actions can affect it.

    • C. 

      Yes, but others may still post something unflattering about you in the future.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 4. 
    Because employers often look for information about applicants online, you should: 
    • A. 

      Delete all of your accounts, so there's nothing to find.

    • B. 

      Post to social networking sites a lot more often, so your older posts get buried.

    • C. 

      Consider the strengths and weaknesses of your digital footprint and see what changes you can make.

    • D. 

      None of these answers are correct.

  • 5. 
    To get a sense of your digital footprint, you should: 
    • A. 

      Google yourself once a year.

    • B. 

      Google yourself every few weeks.

    • C. 

      Google yourself regularly, and monitor what your friends post, in case they've posted something about you.

    • D. 

      Delete all of your accounts and start fresh.

  • 6. 
    It is important to respect my friends' digital footprints because:
    • A. 

      Digital citizenship is the responsibility of everyone who goes online.

    • B. 

      My actions can affect the shape of their digital footprints.

    • C. 

      I want my friends to treat my digital footprint with the same respect.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 7. 
    A good photo to use for your social networking profile is:
    • A. 

      A photo that doesn't show your face, such as a photo of a pet or cartoon character

    • B. 

      A photo of you, with a group of your friends

    • C. 

      A photo of you that you wouldn't mind your grandmother seeing

    • D. 

      The photo you choose doesn't matter, because you can always change it later.

  • 8. 
    You're angry with a friend and want to post your feelings on a social networking site.  What should you do?
    • A. 

      Post how you feel, but don't name any names.

    • B. 

      Post how you feel, but make sure what you've posted is the truth.

    • C. 

      Don't post about it; call a friend instead.

    • D. 

      None of these answers are correct.

  • 9. 
    The advertising you see online is:
    • A. 

      Something you should just ignore.

    • B. 

      Sometimes the result of corporations tracking your online activities.

    • C. 

      Only connected to your online activities if you shop online using a credit card.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 10. 
    You can use the following online tools to help craft a digital footprint that is appealing to employers: 
    • A. 

      Twitter

    • B. 

      Personal web site

    • C. 

      Linked In

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.