Raintree Elementary School
The Raintree family will raise expectations for all learners!
501 Raintree Drive · Baldwin, LA 70514 ·
Phone (337) 923-0494
Fax (337) 923-6859
Principal: Donald Sanders, III
For Students: "The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." --WILLIAM JAMES
For Staff: "What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you." --RALPH WALDO EMERSON
In the online world, we often find that the "mask of technology" can give us a certain degree of anonymity, making us feel as if our true identities are hidden from other users.
Anonymity can be a great tool for objective discussions, for sharing situations that might otherwise be embarrassing, or as a tool for reducing bias due to status, gender, race, or religion. For better or worse, this mask of technology can also create a feeling in users that they can say or do things that perhaps they wouldn't do in a face-to-face environment.
In actuality, it is very difficult to maintain total online anonymity. Many websites and apps track you through your device IP addresses and collect information about you from your profile. This is particularly true if you use a social media site account (like Facebook) to login to other sites. If you have created a profile with false information, it only takes one "friend" to share that information with others, thus revealing your identity.
Knowing that the mask of anonymity is incomplete should make us rethink what we share online: