Snap Now, Slip Later: Why Your Digital Footprint Seriously Matters

Snapchat. Instagram. Twitter. Facebook. WhatsApp. Kik. Tumblr.

The majority of our teenagers have these apps installed on their phones, and often they are used under the naive assumption of privacy – “I only add people I know!” “It’ll delete in 8 seconds!” But what many fail to realize is that every click, swipe, or tap leaves a traceable trail to everything you have ever done on the internet… But unlike that time you accidentally stepped on your mom’s favorite carpet in your dirty work boots, your digital footprint is nearly impossible to erase.