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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

Privacy Tip #106 – Online Romance ScamsJD Supra (press release)Millions of people participate in online dating, and I even know several couples who have found their significant other using online...
When you use the Internet, are you aware that your Internet service provider (ISP) is logging all of your browsing sessions? What’s more, are you aware that these companies are required to do so by...
As the legislative session ends, California political junkies will soon turn their attention to the slate of initiatives making their way to the November 2018 ballot. One of the more significant...
Considering that the attack starts with the user searching for the affected application on the Internet, virtually any application ... named “Threema,” a file that could be used to target privacy-...
More than three years after SOPA's and PIPA's rejections, there are other lesser-known bills pending in Congress that would limit Internet users' freedom and invade their privacy by allowing certain...
If you don't want to have the bejesus scared out of you, don't talk to an expert on kids' online privacy. If you knew what was really out there -- online predators, identity thieves, data miners --...
Instead, the simple rhetoric of the “nothing to hide” argument is easier to repeat. But no matter how little you have to hide, the implications of online privacy breaches are major. These few...
Calgary HeraldHouse votes to block Obamaera online privacy rules | Calgary HeraldCalgary HeraldWASHINGTON - The House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months...
Privacy Policy - Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic NewsThe Lane ReportThis privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally...
Seven months ago, California legislators first began debating a bill that would have prevented Internet providers from collecting and selling user data without permission. But when the state assembly...