What is a Digital Footprint/Tattoo?

Thursday the fifth grade classes are discussing what a “digital footprint”/”digital tattoo” is.  We talked about why it is important to have a good online reputation and what things we can do on social media that can hurt our online reputation.  We are learning about this in preparation for our upcoming unit using the Edmodo online community.

Students, please leave a comment of 2 or 3 sentences (with good spelling and punctuation).  Please share:

  • What you learned about “Digital Footprints/Tattoos?”
  • How you can make a good digital footprint/tattoo for yourself?
  • Things that can hurt your digital footprint/tattoo?
  • Why it is important to have a good digital footprint/tattoo?
  • How does this go along with our “Whatever” theme this month of being honorable?

43 comments

  1. Ethan V says:

    A digital tatto/foot print is your reputation online.So if u post good pictures,helpful videos etc., your reputation will be good, but if u don’t ur reputation could be a disaster, so post good things and u’ll leave behind a great digital foot print/tattoo.

  2. Nigel says:

    you can make a good digital tattoo by posting good things about yourself ,and then you will be able to get a job.

  3. Ethan L says:

    we learned that a digital footprint is a mark or picture or text that tells people who you are. for example: I want to animate a photo of me catching a fish.

  4. Jalen says:

    I will not leave a bad photo. inappropriate pictures up. I love god

  5. Joelle says:

    It is good to have a good digital footprint becuase it effects your life. Things that can hurt your digital footprint is if you post inappropriate words and inappropriate photos. I learned that when you get into college they will look you up and see about your reputation.

  6. Carter says:

    you should not post where you live online even to a friend or teacher because you won’t know what will happen you should never tell where you live

  7. Grant says:

    It is important to have a good digital tattoo so that later in life when you try to get into a school you will have a good reputation. Something that can hurt your digital footprint is something inappropriate.This goes along with our whatever theme by honoring God.

  8. Paige says:

    You can hurt it be saying unkind things and being mean.

  9. Ean says:

    you can damage your digital photo by posting inappropriate stuff like words, and your body. it is important because I learned that if you do bad stuff on social media you might not be able to get jobs or get in to college.

  10. Myah says:

    It is important to have a good digital tattoo because it represents you and what you have done.If you post something bad with fingers, bad words and, body parts it will stick with for a very long time.Be appropriate and be God honoring.

  11. Larenz says:

    You can make digital tattoos. It makes an impact on your life.

  12. Mathea says:

    It is important to have a good digital tattoo because you can get into nice jobs and colleges.

  13. Corey says:

    I can make a good footprint/tattoo for myself by posting good comments. It is important to have a good digital footprint/tattoo because if I don’t my reputation will be ruined.

  14. Grace G says:

    It helps to have a good digital tattoo because it can help you get into a collage,and get a good job.

  15. Myles says:

    They can destroy your life by you posting bad words,pictures , and videos,but it can make your life grate and thats what you want.

  16. Savannah says:

    In the future I think your digital footprint could hurt you ,because if you post something inappropriate later on in the future if you want a job the person may look you up on the internet and see bad or good stuff about you ,and it could determine whether you get the job or not.

  17. Ryan says:

    I learned that a digital footprint is images or things that you say online that can ruin your
    reputation.You can make a good digital footprint for yourself by posting good things and
    not saying inappropriate things.

  18. JORDAN says:

    The reason to have a good digital foot print is so you can get into good colleges. If you do bad things in your life and go to a college it will effect your life it will evenchaly effect your life later on so that is why you should have a good digital foot print.

  19. Gabriele says:

    It is important to have a good digital tattoo because it helps you to get college scholarship and it also helps you make a living/get a job. things that can hurt your footprint is posting things that are not appropriate or something that others should’t be seeing.

  20. Damien says:

    digital tattoos and foot prints can destroy or build your reputation . A good reputation is what people are looking for. especially if your a Christian .

  21. Taylor says:

    I can make a good digital tattoos for myself by posting things that pleases God. Also I could post nice pictures that are not mean.

  22. Jacoby says:

    You can have a good reputation by posting good things. If you have a bad reputation its be cause you have been posting bad things and using inappropriate language

  23. Jackson says:

    I learned that to have a good digital tattoo you need to post good stuff on social media. Also you may not be able to get into a school or college because if your digital tattoo is bad they will not like it. Also with are whatever verse this month being honorable you need to be honorable or people will think you are a bad person.

  24. Niya says:

    I have learned that when you are using things like Instagram,Facebook,and snapchat and other social media sites that you do not want to post anything bad you want to build people up and help others that you don’t even know, you should build a reputation for yourself that is God honoring, and nice and very friendly to others and yourself.

  25. Zoe says:

    I LIKE SCS BECAUSE YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT GOD. AND BECAUSE IT’S FUN TO HAVE NEW FRIENDS AND TO TAKE RISKS AND HAVE FUN. BUT I THINK SOMETHING IMPORTANT GOD BECAUSE WE HAVE TO ABOUT SOMEONE WHO CREATED US AND WE HELP OTHER THAT DOESN’T BELIEVE IN GOD.

  26. Alexander says:

    YOU CAN HURT YOURSELF BADLY ONLINE. BY PUTTING PICTURES , COMMENTS,AND OTHER THINGS ONLINE.YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN GET INTO A COLLAGE IF YOU PUT SOMETHING BAD ONLINE.THAT IS WHY YOU WANT A GOOD REPUTATION.

  27. Chase says:

    A digital footprint is kind of like your reputation. You want to leave behind a good digital footprint. Like saying good things about people is building up your digital footprint. You want a good reputation for college Because they will go back and search your name. So have a good digital footprint.

  28. Ava says:

    you should not post bad things .it should be good things. if you post pictures of people or other things that is bad every one will see it and they will be mad.

  29. Quinn says:

    What you post on social media leaves a digital tattoo it can be a good one or it can be a bad one its totally your choice. You have to be careful on what you look at and who follow you only want to look at things that are pleasing too God.

  30. Camille says:

    I think that when you go on social media and you write bad things and you post it then try to delete it ,it works but people already see it.

  31. blake says:

    A digital tattoo is a footprint that leaves you tracks about talking other people and your language online about other people and strangers.

  32. Jaiden says:

    I learned that if you aren’t careful you can end up hurting yourself. Its important to have a good digital tattoo because it can help you get in to a lot of good things like college,and to have good jobs.

  33. Zoe says:

    WE CAN HELP PEOPLE BY USING NICE PICTURES

  34. julian says:

    in the future of digital tattoos could hurt you because you could be arrested for doing dum stuff. other reason is you could be mean to people and you discourage them

  35. Rickey says:

    To have a bad digital tattoo affects your future. In order to have a good digital tattoo,you have to be nice and not gossip about other people. If you gossip and show bad stuff, you maybe could not get a job or worse. That is why it is good to have a good digital tattoo.

  36. Maren says:

    Things that can hurt your digital footprint is making fun of a complete stranger on YouTube than having the complete and utter stranger see it. If you put bad stuff on the internet, I guarantee it’ll stay there for a while and affect your life. When you go to college or try to apply, the collage people google your name and see what comes up. If there’s a couple things that are bad, they won’t let you into collage. That’s why it’s important to have a good digital tattoo.

  37. Henry says:

    I think it is important to have a good digital foot print because it gives you a good reputation. It also may help you in the future. It also may honor God. That is why it is good to have digital foot print.

  38. Kyle says:

    a digital footprint is a thing that track anything you do and every body can see it online.

  39. Anna says:

    It’s important to have a good digital foot print because that’s your image, that’s what people will look at. You don’t want to have a bad digital footprint/tattoo other wise when you want a job or to get into a collage they google you and they look at your image what you reputation is, everything you post effects you.

  40. Niya says:

    You can make a good reputation and good social digital footprint/tattoo by saying things that are nice,God honoring and pleasing to God you post nice pictures and things that will encourage people and make their day.

  41. Charlie says:

    The reason it is good to have a good digital footprint/tattoo is because it helps you with college and other thing. A guy bought a $100,000 scholarship and his digital footprint/tattoo wasn’t good and he didn’t get the scholarship back, so he basically lost $100,000. So have a good digital footprint/tattoo!

  42. Nicholas says:

    You cannot put inappropriate pictures because it will hurt your digital tattoo.

  43. Nicholas says:

    You can have a good digital tattoo by putting things that are not inappropriate pictures ,but by being true and honer God.

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