Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Avoid a negative digital footprint, part of Digital Citizenship.
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- In the previous video, I mentioned that…a survey by CareerBuilder found that…51% of employers who research the social profiles…of candidates decided not to hire a candidate…based on what they found.…This number has increased from 34%…to 43% to 51% over the past three years.…And is expected to continue rising.…In this video, we'll take a look at some…of the contributing factors that…these employers cited and how we can help…to ensure that we or our students…are not creating a negative digital footprint.…
First, what do employers find online…that would cause them to not hire an employer?…Some of the factors given included…posting of inappropriate pictures online.…This may be pictures of obscene gestures…or someone engaging in inappropriate…or illegal activities.…Another was the mentioning of drugs or alcohol.…Talking negatively about others.…Poor communication skills which brings up…an interesting conversation as…to when it's ok to use LOL's, IDK's…and other text talk which may project…poor communication skills.…
This course helps teachers and students understand the ideas and areas of digital citizenship. Oliver Schinkten describes the impact of our digital footprint. He shows how to participate in online communities, help students deal with cyberbullying, keep computers free of viruses and malware, and safely shop online.
The overall focus of this course is on educators and tips for teaching digital citizenship. But if you use the Internet for any reason—for communication, playing games, online shopping, interacting within communities, or any other reason—it is important to understand digital citizenship. Understanding your rights and responsibilities will help you stay safe and have a better experience online.
- Creating a positive digital footprint
- Addressing cyberbullying
- Joining online communities
- Finding solutions for the digital divide
- Conducting online research
- Maintaining privacy online
- Protecting yourself from viruses and malware
- Buying products online
- Engaging with online reviews