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As part of Quantum Prep’s continued commitment to helping our students through the college admissions process we contacted the Institute for Internet Safety. The Institute for Internet Safety is an independent organization that promotes and supports online privacy and safety for children, teens and young adults. Their primary focus is educating and assisting students and their families in order to protect young “netizens” from damaging their online reputation specifically as it relates to the college admission process and even future employment prospects.
At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., admissions officers are still talking about the high school senior who attended a campus information session last year for prospective students. Throughout...
It's junior year and Ellie Likos is ready to start the college process. The first step: changing her name on Facebook. Since the explosion of social media just a few years ago, colleges across...
Facebook Will No Longer Protect Teens From Their Own Bad Judgment - Forbes
On Wednesday, Facebook announced a present for its teen users: the gift of greater publicity. Moving forward, Facebook’s many under-18 users will be able to kick their privacy to the curb just as...
Opinion Should parents be criminally liable for kids' cyberbullying - CNN.com
Two girls in Florida, 14 and 12, have been arrested and charged with aggravated stalking -- cyberbullying. They allegedly tormented a 12-year-old girl named Rebecca so relentlessly that last month...
The selfie syndrome Why teens use social media for validation and how parents can counteract it - TODAY.com
Young celebrities do it. So why are we surprised when a typical teen Instagram post goes something like this: Teen (girl or boy) posts a cool/pretty/pouty selfie. What follows is a watch to see how...
They share, like, everything. How they feel about a song, their maths homework, life (it sucks). Where they'll be next; who they're with now. Photos, of themselves and others, doing stuff they quite...

IISafety.org: In The News

Everyday we all read and hear stories about kids who have done serious damage to themselves, to their future, or to others online. It’s almost impossible to keep track of these daily horror stories.

This avalanche of negative press are the effects of adolescents doing what adolescents have always done, except now it’s being done in front of the entire digital world.

Here at the Institute for Internet Safety, we are working tirelessly to safeguard your child's College Admission & future Employment Prospects using the Student Inspector Program.

Online Privacy Daily News Feed

The Mountain -EarTech Trends : Maintain online privacyThe Mountain -EarNow, all I see when I'm on my computer (and phone!) are ads for Keens and ads for Mary Janes. So much for my online privacy...
RTE.ieMadonna accepts damages from Mail Online publisher over privacy invasionUSA TODAYLONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Madonna says the star and her twin daughters have accepted damages from the publisher...
Daily MailFacebook's security boss calls on hackers to help protect online privacyDaily MailIn short: it's time for hackers once known for relatively harmless mischief to shoulder...
LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Madonna says the star and her twin daughters have accepted damages from the publisher of the Mail Online website over an article that was a "serious invasion of privacy."...
Against a backdrop of cyberattacks that have grown into full-fledged sabotage, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos brought a sobering message Wednesday to hackers and security experts at the...
Do you think internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast and AT&T should be able to sell your personal information, including information about what websites you visit, without your consent?...
Madonna has accepted an undisclosed amount in damages for a "serious invasion of privacy" from the publishers of MailOnline. On Thursday, the Associated Newspapers group agreed to pay the pop star's...
Many veteran journalists, but not only these, surely noticed that we are all of a sudden bombarded again from all-over with mentions of Watergate. Books like George Orwell’s 1984 are on display at...
Earlier this year, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) published “Privacy Guidelines for Online Customized Ads” (Korean language link) and a “Privacy Guide for Smartphone App Access Rights.”...
Since the US Government has passed the bill that vows to effectively shake up the internet privacy rules, the web users are left with no choice other than doing something on their own to protect...