About

The goal of this site and the Digital Tattoo project is to raise questions, provide examples and links to resources to encourage you to think about your presence online, navigate the issues involved in forming and re-forming your digital identity and learn about your rights and responsibilities as a digital citizen. It’s really just all about making informed decisions and your own decisions.

A Few Things To Note:

  • We’ve tried hard to present a balanced point of view. Obviously, the Protect section will have more of a focus on some of the downsides of digital life, and the Connect and Learn sections – the upsides. If you think we could do a better job, tell us. We encourage your comment and your feedback.
  • The content is developed by students. From time to time the working group (students and project staff) edit content to keep it timely, relevant and to add new pieces where something is missing.
  • We moderate and publish the comments we receive. Sometimes we get comments that we need to think carefully about (and maybe respond privately to). If your comment hasn’t been published – that’s why. We’re doing our best to be respectful of you and responsible to our audiences.
  • The content on this site is evolving. Just as we and our students are evolving in our understanding and experience with some of the issues we are attempting to address. You may see pages that are sketchy in the detail. If you can help to fill it in with a great example (your own) or some points to consider, please comment on the page.

Give Us Your Feedback…

We are always looking for ways to improve the site. Please let us know what you would like to see more of, less of or handled differently. We love to hear about what other people are doing in this area, too, so if you are involved in a similar project, please share the link!

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    [...] addthis_share = [];}Educators at the University of British Columbia call it our “digital tattoos,” but there are some parts of our digital footprints that don’t have to be permanent. [...]

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    [...] at the University of British Columbia call it our “digital tattoos,” but there are some parts of our digital footprints that don’t have to be permanent. [...]

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    It amazes me what is “out there” many things for the good and for the bad. This seems to be quite a tool for education.