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Everyday we all read and hear stories about people 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 we see, are the result of people doing what people 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 help you safeguard and enhance your online identity.

The Institute for Internet Safety: Catching Mistakes Before Mistakes Catch You!

Online Privacy Daily News Feed

Myth-busting: Unmask these four privacy untruths to protect yourself online  USA TODAYWhen it comes to your online privacy, you might not think there's much you can do to protect it. But...
How to keep your data private online  VoxYour shopping habits, your family members' names, even your salary is out there for anyone to see. But you can take back control.
What you should expect of elected officials when it comes to protecting data online  KATC Lafayette NewsAs the race for president in 2020 continues to heat up, data privacy experts say...
How Private Is Your Online Dating Data?  ConsumerReports.orgThe new Facebook Dating *service* raises questions about the privacy of online dating. Consumer Reports examines how companies...
CCPA: Employee Privacy by Design  The National Law ReviewThis article explores how the California Consumer Privacy Act impacts existing employee privacy rights and how employers can begin...
Cell-mostly internet users place privacy burden on themselves  Penn: Office of University CommunicationsA new report from the Media, Inequality and Change (MIC) Center details the kinds of...
Hologram billionaire backs revolutionary new online privacy legislation  ABCmoney.co.ukBillionaire 'King of Holograms' Alki David, heir to the Coca-Cola bottling empire, is behind new...
Oh boy, it’s been a bad year for privacy. According to a recent RiskBased Security report, the first half of 2019 saw nearly 4,000 publicly disclosed breaches, exposing an inconceivable 4.1 billion...
Does the steady drip, drip, drip of news about tech firms collecting your private data, the frequent breaches of personal data, and those advertisements that seem to somehow mirror your online ...
It’s fall, and if your family (and your refrigerator) is anything like mine, fall means back to routines, and checklists to keep you organized. Backpacks packed? Check. Pantry filled with lunch...

Featured News Stories

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...