Annalise, is that you? Come here I need to talk to you! Mom text me and told me to talk to you about the internet since she's letting you use it now.
Okay, I'm coming! But its not like i'm going to do bad things. I just want to post about my life.
You see, that statement right there is exactly why i need to talk to you big sis to little. Do you know what a Digital footprint is?
No, is it something that everyone is making on the internet now?
You could say that! A digital footprint is the information about a person that exists on the internet from your online activity and sharing. Did you know that oversharing could be dangerous in some instances?
No, I didn't know that and I don't want too. The internet is a safe place to express yourself. Why do I have to worry about this?
You have to worry about this because every picture you put online is out there forever, it will never go away and once you post it you can’t take it back. You told me that you wanted to share your whole life, what if it follows you when you’re older and prevents you from getting the job you want?
Well, I wouldn’t like that because I’m plan to work very hard in school and I don’t want a silly picture to hold me back from my dreams and follow me forever because of the thins I post and the result of my digital footprint following me.
I’m glad that your understanding that you can share things online but not to share too much because it follows you and I don’t want anything to hurt you or your future.
Yeah, I’m really grateful that you spoke to me about it. I will definitely be cautious to what I put online and how much I choose to share about my life.
Its no problem, you see these are perks of having an older sibling. We keep you from making the same mistakes we made! Hopefully, mom will be comfortable now with you using the internet now, that you know how it works!
Thanks sis! I'm going out now and the pictures I take will be for myself only and not the internet!!