Permission to Publish

babyJust a few short years ago, there was no such thing as Facebook, cyber-bullying, Smart Phones, YouTube or texting. We now live in a rapidly changing media and technology rich world where our kids are plugged in digitally. For adults it can be incredibly tough to keep up with all this technology and the implications of its use.

Granting your permission to publish your student's photos and work to the Internet helps shape their digital footprint and shape their identities. Many students are already doing this as they post their personal thoughts and experience on blogs, wikis, FaceBook, Twitter, and webpages they create.

What is a digital footprint? What does it mean shaping their identities online?

In collaboration with the Youth and Media project and the Berkman Center’s digital media producer, Berkman Center summer interns created a set of videos inspired by each chapter of John Palfrey and Urs Gasser’s book Born Digital. The two videos below talk about the privacy issues, digital footprint issues, and the identity issues that have evolved in the digital world.

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Digital Footprint

This video, Dossier, explains how digital footprints are created.

This video, Identities, explains how identities are shaped and reshaped on the Internet, always tied to the creator.

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