D.I.

Digital Identity? Before this I never really thought about digital identity. Made me reflect back and wondered how did we discussed digital identity in my school experience. As a student, growing up in rural Saskatchewan, digital identity was not a topic discussed, beside maybe the warnings of being careful not to signup for anything that is asking for personal information.

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I believe the teachers weren’t very tech savy, in fact it wasn’t until my grade 12 year we had a teacher come to our school to teach all the computer classes for everyone. But even then, it was more like designing and creating building and shapes. Of course this was a few years back, so maybe Digital identity was not what it is today, with the growing popularity of social medias.

One video I like that did a quick explanation of digital identity and the influence it could have on our lives, is this one below! Check it out!

As a future educator, we need to be able to warn our students the true power of social media. Our digital identity is being watched and viewed by many people, strangers and friends! So our actions can have an impact on success in the work force.

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A perfect example is Justine Sacco. Jon Ronson explains how one tweet had changed Justine’s life.  Students need to understand that anything you post can be caught and used inappropriate ways against you, so no need in helping them by posting inappropriate content. Students will need to become a respectful members of online communities, rather it be Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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