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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

NextgovHack Back Comes Back and Online Privacy Won't Go AwayNextgovIn the shadow of the president's proposed budget, Congress resurrected several of its favorite issues: hacking back, online...
KKTV 11 NewsYour kids' online privacyKKTV 11 NewsCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Kids navigate the digital world at very young ages, and now many young children are playing with toys that...
Digital TrendsPrototype device lets you easily switch between privacy options onlineDigital TrendsThis device makes it easier to know how your data is being encrypted when you're online. Even...
Even civil liberties advocates aren't entirely happy with it, however. The US House of Representatives may have voted to roll back the FCC's privacy rules and let internet providers sell your browser...
On Tuesday, KCBS co-anchors Jeff Bell and Patti Reising and I talked about Google’s new plan to track brick-and-mortar transactions with online behavior during my daily live radio segment. But before...
A new GOP House bill is putting internet privacy back in the spotlight, just weeks after President Trump signed legislation killing privacy protections passed during the Obama administration. The new...
In the shadow of the president's proposed budget, Congress resurrected several of its favorite issues: hacking back, online privacy rights and turning to technology to thwart terrorism. Hack Back...
WASHINGTON — House and Senate lawmakers are hoping to push legislation to replace recently repealed Obama-era Internet privacy regulations, a move by the Federal Communications Commission that has...
This device makes it easier to know how your data is being encrypted when you're online. Even people who consider themselves to be in the know about tech can get flummoxed when it comes to the...
In this age of divisiveness , I think almost everyone can agree on the fact that they want their private information to remain, well, private. Your privacy is important. This lesson I learned from my...