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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 listed as a serious problem, as it prevents copyright holders and local authorities from going after online pirates. Every year the United States Trade Representative (USTR)...
Although most privacy advocates support the law ... The swift passage of the legislation prompted concern from the Internet Association, which lobbies on behalf of tech companies. “Data regulation...
Sens. Amy Klobuchar Amy Jean Klobuchar Collins, Murkowski to play pivotal role in Supreme Court abortion battle T-Mobile, Sprint execs pitch merger to Congress Dem senators introduce bill to ban...
Maybe you’ve heard someone mention GDPR in passing, but were too embarrassed to ask what those letters actually stood for. Or maybe your friend posted something online about what GDPR means for...
There is no doubt that the Internet has made a huge difference to the way we live and work and to the world in general. We can do so much more these days thanks to having internet access at work and...
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) --Facebook is facing serious backlash after it was released the company gathered users' data through terms and conditions buried in fine print. The company announced they are...
Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a...
Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 on Thursday ... The swift passage of the legislation prompted concern from the Internet Association, which lobbies on behalf of tech...
I, like millions of others, have willingly given up some of my privacy to Facebook to achieve a sense of connection across cultures, time zones and generations. But revelations of the alleged sale...
Online privacy is listed as a serious problem, as it prevents copyright holders and local authorities from going after online pirates. Every year the United States Trade Representative (USTR)...

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...