This teaching kit is about learning what is information footprint. How a person can measure its size and How a person can minimize it.
Goal of the session is to make people aware of the following things:
- What is an information footprint?
- The fact that they are leaving digital footprints with everything they do (Intentionally/unintentionally).
- Factors that affect how exposed their information footprint is.
- How this footprint is affected by the aggregation and mining of data from different sources to judge a person's behavior and make their picture on that basis.
- Identify which of the ways they leave footprints they can control or minimize.
- Introduction to the Session
- Interact with your attendees to know what kind of audience they are and how much knowledge about the subject they have
- Talk about what Information footprints is. Once they know what it is you can give them real life examples of these stories: Burger King Employee Stands on Lettuce: Busted by Internet and Betrayed by Metadata: John McAfee Admits He’s Really in Guatemala
- Demonstrate how they are leaving their footprints using exapmles like Posts and photo tags, Incidental Recordings, Business Records, Public Records, etc. Checkout these apps: Ready or Not?and EXIF Placer
- Show this 5 mins video to make them understand how their data is first aggregated & then mined to create a picture of their lives.
- Talk about privacy settings & use this teaching kit to make them aware of the ways they can minimize the exposure of their footprints. You can also share this privacy checklist with them.
- Additionaly, You can use this worksheet as review questions.