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Digital Citzenship: Year 5 and 6 Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

What does it mean to be a Digital Citizen?

Device Care Poster

Should I Share a Photo?

What is a Digital Footprint?

What is a digital footprint?

How can our image and digital footprint be impacted by positive or negative choices?

What is a footprint? Where do we leave footprints? Have you ever heard of a digital footprint?

Your digital footprint is a collection of all the stuff you leave behind when you use the internet, such as comments on social media, using apps, emails, websites your visit, phone calls, Netflix, etc. It also includes your personal information, searchers, messages, and other online activity. It is part of your online history and can be seen other people or tracked in a database.


Four Resons to care about your Digital Footprint

How to manage your Digital Footprint.

One of the great things about being online is the ability to share videos and photos with your friends and seeing their response. Everything you post online combines to make your digital footprint. Remember that what you share with your friends may also be viewed by people you don’t know. And once it’s online, it could be there forever. So think before you post.

You can manage your digital footprint by:


  • Keeping your personal details private. Use a nickname
    instead of your real name and always ask your parents before giving out your
    name, address or phone number online.
  • Not sharing your username or password with anyone.
  • Thinking before you post. Once posted, it can be difficult
    to remove.
  • Not posting things that you don't want others to know about
    or that you wouldn’t say to their face.
  • Being respectful of other people’s content that you post or
    share. For example, a photo that your friend took is their property, not yours.
    You should post it online only if you have their permission.

Resources for Year 5

Passwords, pop ups and viruses. Sprat and his friends learn to keep their computer safe.
from the Office of Children's eSafety Commissioner.



Common Sense Education. (n.d.). Device Care poster.

Common Sense Education. (n.d.). Digital Citizenship Poster.

Common Sense Education. (2020, October 23). What Does It Mean to Be a Digital Citizen? [Video] YouTube.

Common Sense Media. (2014, September 10). What's in Your Digital Footprint? [Video]. YouTube.

eSafety Office. (2016, May 23). Digital Citizens Guide [Video]. YouTube.