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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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The HillIRS violating privacy laws; must do betterThe HillTwo decades after the internet arrived in force on our desktops, and a decade after the arrival of the smartphone, most people are unaware of...
Maybe you want to hide your location to get U.S. Netflix in another country, or maybe you’re connecting to a public Wi-Fi network and you don’t want to expose any sensitive data, or perhaps you’re...
The Internet is a tool that can simplify and improve our lives. However, everyone should be aware of potential threats and handle accordingly. Here is some great information from our partner Kelly...
The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil...
The US Senate on 18 January passed a >bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet >surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, overcoming objections from...
Pocket-lint.com7 biggest privacy threats onlinePocket-lint.comBeing online is part of daily life, with Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile internet, and broadband connections spanning almost all of Britain, US...
The HillIt's time to take our privacy back from tech companiesThe HillWhat's even worse is when this invasion of privacy is used as a way to extort money. It wasn't that long ago AT&T...
FTC Makes Case for Data Privacy, Security MuscleBroadcasting & CableThe Federal Trade Commission this week issued its annual report on privacy and data security actions over the past year. How...
Maybe you want to hide your location to get U.S. Netflix in another country, or maybe you’re connecting to a public Wi-Fi network and you don’t want to expose any sensitive data, or perhaps you’re...
The Internet is a tool that can simplify and improve our lives. However, everyone should be aware of potential threats and handle accordingly. Here is some great information from our partner Kelly...

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...