Monday, 18 February 2013

20130218 (II) Character Education & Digital Citizenship Programme

Dangers in Cyberspace - my digital footprint 

Activity 2A

Before start of video ask yourself the following question: 
What is digital footprint?

Watch the following video and post your responses as comment to the questions that follows:

Digital Footprint

Activity 2B 

Reflection Questions (Post as comments.)

The questions for reflections include:

  1. Reflect on the imminent dangers presented in the video on ‘Digital Footprint’
  2. Why do you think many people are ignorant of such dangers?
  3. What do think should be done to make people aware of these dangers.

Digital Footprint
Is basically everything on the internet that is about you! Sometimes content about you may be viewed by people you don’t know. Your digital footprint may include photos, audio, videos, blog posts, posts you write on friends’ walls. Like all information on the internet, it can be permanent. Remember - internet information has a global audience.


  1. 1. People can stalk you and get information from you
    2.They think that it doesn't cause any long term damage
    3.Educational videos

  2. 1. There will be stalkers or you can be insulting others without meaning to.
    2. They think that installing some softwares or setting their privacy meant that they are safe.
    3. They can put posters in the public.

  3. Strangers can get your personal information, and stalk you. They can use that information to make purchases with your bank account even.
    They think that those stalkers are generally harmless, and only are pranksters having fun. Some may think that with security software installed, they are safe.
    They could organise a mock hack, and let those people know that their accounts are not safe at all

  4. 1. People can see whatever we post. Thus benefitting the people who stalk other people to get their main and very evil aim which is to cause something bad to the people whom they stalk.
    2. They also think that changing certain settings will help them protect their privacy.
    3. They can actually conduct talks and relate real life incidents.

  5. People can see what you are doing and they might copy it.

    They think they are doing enough to protect their account

    They should think twice before posting personal things

  6. People can see everything that you are doing and you can be traced down to what you have been doing.

    Many people think that by setting as private or not being friends with people that they do not know means that others cannot track them down.

    They should create clips and videos about the dangers and hold more talks to the public and it is best to start from young.

  7. •Reflect on the imminent dangers presented in the video on ‘Digital Footprint’
    Via our 'Digital Footprints', the photos that we post, the words that we comment can be copied and thus used to blackmail us.

    •Why do you think many people are ignorant of such dangers?
    They feel that they have security devices installed and thus hackers/stalkers cannot capture what they do.

    •What do think should be done to make people aware of these dangers.
    We can raise awareness by doing campaigns.

  8. 1. Your privacy can be lifted and the public would be able to view your confidential information. This information could be duplicated all over the Internet and it would be impossible to remove.

    2. They take for granted that their privacy settings are above prying eyes and tend to be complacent. They then post images or information about themselves that can be used against them. This allows for ease of communication with their close friends.

    3. Newspapers can report more about such incidents via true, life stories. This grabs the attention of the public as they are able to relate to such instances, since it is true.

  9. 1. Things we do online can be used against us.
    2. They rely too much on privacy settings.
    3. Make more videos.