A digital footprint is the trail of data you leave behind when you do something online.
Awareness is the precursor to becoming media literate and to be able to participate fully in modern society. It is also a necessary pre-condition of acquiring technical skills (often referred to as digital literacy) and cognitive skills (the capacity to make sense of information and understand the implications of online activity). Are people aware, for instance, of how their identity and reputation is tracked online?
This survey is designed to collect data relating to individuals’ awareness about their digital footprint. It will also assess the current and desired level of control exercised by citizens over their digital footprint, as well as the protections and safeguards they would like to implement in the future.
The final report will be shared and discussed with the European Commission and freely available for everyone.
This research is run jointly by EAVI – Media Literacy and Citizenship and DLEARN - European Digital Learning Network.

Tell us something about you
Your gender:

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* 1. Your gender:

Your age:

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* 2. Your age:

What is the highest level of education you have completed?

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* 3. What is the highest level of education you have completed?

My technical skills are:

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* 4. My technical skills are:

What is your occupation

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* 6. What is your occupation

Digital Footprint awareness
Have you ever read a privacy policy in full before agreeing to it?

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* 7. Have you ever read a privacy policy in full before agreeing to it?

Have you ever given permission for third parties to access and use your data?

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* 8. Have you ever given permission for third parties to access and use your data?

Who owns and can use the data about your behavior online, such as your contacts or your locations?

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* 9. Who owns and can use the data about your behavior online, such as your contacts or your locations?

Online reputation
Have you ever searched your “name/surname” on Google to check your online identity and reputation?

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* 10. Have you ever searched your “name/surname” on Google to check your online identity and reputation?

Please, indicate if the following sentences are "true or false" according to your best knowledge:

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* 11. Please, indicate if the following sentences are "true or false" according to your best knowledge:

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I am in full control and I am able to manage my digital identity
Me, I am fine, but I know many people who are completely unaware
Someone could easily influence my online reputation by posting fake information under my name
If you just send emails and visit websites, without using social media, you don't have to worry about your online reputation.
How do you think your profile should be used? (Tick as many as apply)

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* 12. How do you think your profile should be used? (Tick as many as apply)

Which of the following online activities do you think could impact an employer’s decision to hire you?

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* 13. Which of the following online activities do you think could impact an employer’s decision to hire you?

How can I revise and promote my online reputation to my advantage

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* 14. How can I revise and promote my online reputation to my advantage

Do you think that your online personal data might be subject of breach?

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* 15. Do you think that your online personal data might be subject of breach?

Are you aware that your online activities (surfing the internet, using social media, shopping online) are tracked in order to build your online profile and reputation?

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* 16. Are you aware that your online activities (surfing the internet, using social media, shopping online) are tracked in order to build your online profile and reputation?

Media Literacy competences
Which of the following personal data do you keep protected?

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* 17. Which of the following personal data do you keep protected?

Have you recently used any of the following tools or made any of the following adjustments on your devices? For each yes/no

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* 18. Have you recently used any of the following tools or made any of the following adjustments on your devices? For each yes/no

  Yes No
Location tracking
Privacy settings on social media
Change username/password or delete your old media accounts
Private mode in your browser
Anti-tracking tools
Ads blockers software
None of the above
Where should I learn the right skills to manage my online reputation?

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* 19. Where should I learn the right skills to manage my online reputation?

What you can do to better protect yourself
For which of the following purposes should your data be used?

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* 20. For which of the following purposes should your data be used?

Would you be in favour of the following? (tick as many as apply)

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* 21. Would you be in favour of the following? (tick as many as apply)

Do you have any further comments or ideas you’d like to share?

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* 22. Do you have any further comments or ideas you’d like to share?

If you would like to stay informed about the research and its final result, please leave here your contact:

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* 23. If you would like to stay informed about the research and its final result, please leave here your contact:

Your data will be only used to share information about this research and/or other topics related with the “digitalisation” of our society. It may be initiatives, conferences and other events, projects, news from Institutions and our members

The European Digital Learning Network informs you that according to the art. 13 D.Lgs. 30.6.2003 n. 196 (hereinafter, "Privacy Code") and art. 13 EU Regulation n. 2016/679 (hereinafter, "GDPR") your data will be processed in the manner and for the purposes contained in our privacy policy

EAVI informs you that according the EU Regulation n. 2016/679 (hereinafter, "GDPR") your data will be processed in the manner and for the purposes contained in our privacy policy
Thank you for your time!

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