Every move you make – who is watching you?
Kind permission of Steve Johnson
Very little remains private in the digital age. In this age of social media, students need to take care what they reveal online and remember that their online social identity is easy to access and hard to delete.
1 Previewing questions
- Do you have a Facebook, Google + or MySpace account?
- How much time do you spend with online social networking?
- What do you use social networking for primarily?
- What can we know about a person from their social networking page?
- Do you consider your social networking page public or private?
2 Vocabulary – note down new vocabulary
3 Respond to these questions
- Is your digital footprint important?
- Does it matter what you reveal online? Why or why not?
- Is there anything on your Facebook page or that you have posted online that you wouldn’t want a potential employer to see? E.g. Photographs?
- Do you use privacy settings?
4 Citizen journalist activity – Check out how you appear online? Try Googling yourself or a close friend.
KQED ESL New Media Literacies Resources at from http://www.kqed.org/education/educators/new-media-literacies.jsp
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