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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

Online Privacy Is a Right, Not a Luxury  PCMagThe tech industry is finally waking up to the fact that people care about their privacy. But current solutions all come at too high a cost in...
Online Privacy Startup Winston Launches on Kickstarter  American InnoWinston, a startup founded in 2018 by adtech veteran Richard Stokes, is a hardware device that connects to your cable...
Google and Facebook are gonna hate Apple’s new privacy-preserving online ads  The Next WebApple has outlined a new Safari feature, called Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, that aims...
Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It  The New York TimesHow do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jennifer...
EU regulator launches probe into Google over data privacy  CNBCIreland's privacy watchdog, which leads supervision of Google in the EU, launched an inquiry into the firm's online...
Winston protects your online privacy  Geeky GadgetsAnyone concerned about their online privacy may be interested in a new piece of hardware called Winston, which has been designed to offer...
Bill to ban the sale of loot boxes to children presses forward with bipartisan support  The VergeHawley's Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act would, if approved, prohibit video game...
I Give My Kids No Privacy Online And I Plan To Keep It That Way  CBC.caIf my kids want to keep locked journals, they can go nuts. But if they want access to the internet and accessibility...
The Internet Security Apocalypse You Probably Missed  The New York TimesLast week was an online security nightmare and few people noticed. Here's what you need to know.
Oculus founder says he 'got fired' from Facebook, suggesting a pro-Trump donation was to blame  CNBCPalmer Luckey, founder of Oculus and a former Facebook employee, admits he was fired from...

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...