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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

House lawmakers introduce bill to update children's online privacy law  CNETReps. Walberg and Rush push bipartisan update to children's online privacy law  AxiosHouse lawmakers...
'Congress, it's time to save the free Internet'  Washington Times
Jones Day Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update | Vol. 24 - Data Protection - Worldwide  Mondaq News Alerts
Press Herald -  Press Herald
What to do with the C-band airwaves?  Politico
CES Panelists: Federal Law Needed to Balance Privacy and Innovation  Twice
Hillicon Valley: Facebook to still allow misinformation in ads under new rules | New child privacy bill in House | Election vendors support more federal oversight | TheHill  The Hill
Websites: A Growing Compliance Concern – CCPA, HIPAA, Accessibility, State Laws…  JD Supra
Hitches in a voting vendor vulnerability disclosure program  Politico
Hoping for a New Year's Resolution: Clarity on the Sale of Personal Information of California Minors  Lexology

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...