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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

PBS NewsHourEU to install sweeping changes to online privacy rulesPBS NewsHourThe European Union on Friday will install the General Data Protection Regulation, the biggest change to online privacy...
The MetropolitanProtecting Our Online PrivacyThe MetropolitanMany of you may have heard about the recent passage of a bill by Congress allowing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell their...
Seattle TimesEurope's data-privacy regulator could have big impact from her small Dublin officeSeattle TimesYet Dixon will soon gain vast new authority to investigate and fine Facebook, as well...
The European Union on Friday will install the General Data Protection Regulation, the biggest change to online privacy rules since the internet was invented. The rules will apply to thousands of...
Sens. Amy Klobuchar Amy Jean Klobuchar Hillicon Valley: Chinese firm asks feds to lift business ban | North Korean hackers grow more brazen | Panel advances DHS cyber pick | Dems want scrutiny of T-...
There is no doubt that the Internet has made a huge difference to the way we live and work and to the world in general. We can do so much more these days thanks to having internet access at work and...
Raven Fly, Inc., a developer of advanced cybersecurity and privacy solutions for individuals, today announced the availability of ManyMe.com, a cloud service that provides stronger online privacy,...
HALIFAX – There’s been another online privacy breach in Nova Scotia, this time involving an internet-based registration system used by Halifax’s school board. The board, now known as the Halifax...
This time last year, Republicans in Congress were rushing to pass legislation repealing the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) online privacy protections that prevented internet service...
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) --Facebook is facing serious backlash after it was released the company gathered users' data through terms and conditions buried in fine print. The company announced they are...

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...