Digital Tattoo

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Just like a tattoo, your digital reputation is an expression of yourself. It’s highly visible, hard to remove and evolves over time. Through the Digital Tattoo Project, site visitors can learn about current practices and influences on their digital presence including privacy, friends, school and work. It provides resources and advice on how to manage online identity and make informed choices.

Information in Digital Tattoo is broadly categorized into four sections:

  • Protect: Whenever you use the internet you leave a trace behind – your digital tattoo! Find out how to protect your computer and yourself. Learn about privacy settings and security features, and get the scoop on identity theft and cyberstalking.
  • Connect: You use the internet to create, share, and collect information. Learn about the different tools to help you communicate with the world, and develop the online identity you want.
  • Learn: Learning takes place online too, so you develop a digital tattoo at school. Get the scoop on being a wired student: research on the web, academic honesty, open access learning, and more!
  • Work: What happens in the real world? Employers will look you up on the web – what will your digital tattoo say about you? Learn what to do to impress your future boss.

Through past Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) and BCcampus funding, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology is collaborating with the Chapman Learning Commons and a student project team at the University of British Columbia to develop the Digital Tattoo Project.

For more information, please visit the Digital Tattoo website or contact