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Victoria Raising Awareness of Digital Footprints

SOCIAL NETWORKING—AUSTRALIA

September 12, 2013

Victoria’s state government is renewing its efforts to help young people understand that while mistakes are inevitable, “documenting our lives on social media is making them harder to forget.” The government has released a short film created by a pair of high school teachers who have witnessed how social media has impacted students at school in an effort to “make young people aware of the dangers of leaving behind a potentially dangerous digital footprint,” The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith notes that “if you've posted something inappropriate online there's a chance a prospective employer may have found the post and made a judgement before they've even met you.”
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