Helping students understand their digital footprint is an integral part of being a good digital citizen. Knowing that you leave behind a little trail of digital breadcrumbs as you conduct your digital life is useful – and can even help you in some scenarios (like when you need to hunt down something you remember seeing online, but don’t remember exactly where…). But what happens when you need to delete your digital footprint (or more likely, a part of your digital footprint)? Perhaps you made a few too many online faux-pas, or you’re finding too much of your personal information out there – a likely scenario for students who may not be well informed enough to not put their personal info into every site that asks! The handy infographic (via) below looks at some ways you can begin to erase yourself from the internet’s memory…at least a little bit. Do you have any other tips and tricks? Weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.
If you find yourself in need of ensuring that your personal information is more than just a click or two away from prying eyes, there are a few steps you can take.