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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.

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India's new data bill is a mixed bag for privacy  Atlantic Council
If you want to make sure your child's Facebook account is private, here's how to do a privacy check with them.
To preserve a dynamic economy, U.S. privacy legislation and regulation should protect consumers while imposing only necessary costs on firms ...
How can Europe solve the privacy paradox? According to a special Eurobarometer survey conducted in September and October 2021, ...
Lawmakers from both parties who back stricter rules for handling kids' data and accounts online see an opening in the last lame-duck weeks of this Congress. Why it matters: Passing a national online...
To reduce impacts of breaches and fines, orgs must focus on privacy as well as security, and ensure employees know the difference.
PureVPN have kicked off its Black Friday campaign in spectacular fashion with unbeatable deals offering the lowest-ever prices for its highly impressive VPN. For just $1.24 per month, you can enjoy...
“Strong privacy rules will help make the Internet a better place for everyone,” Alan Davidson, the assistant secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, said in prepared remarks.
The bad news is that the U.S. lags woefully behind other countries in providing privacy protections online. The good news is that the Federal Trade Commission is finally on the case. And it’s ...
“Hush shares our concern about the privacy risks that arise out of the uncontrolled proliferation and exploitation of our private data online and are taking cutting-edge steps to respond to this.

Featured News Stories

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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...