Digital Footprints

Each time teens fill out a profile, comments on something, posts a video, or sends a picture of themselves to friends, they possibly broadcast themselves to the world.  Digital life is both public and permanent.  Everything teens do online creates digital footprints that migrate and persist.  Something that spontaneously take place can resurface years later.  This can become dangerous for teens because teens can send pics, an angry post or other material to others teens and that teen can send it to other people and so on.  This is how secrets become headlines and how false information spreads as rapidly, teens deepest secrets can be shared  with many people that they never met.  Teens need to reminded to protect their online privacy.


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