In the News

Your Privacy and Safety

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

Research LiveMore than half worried about online privacyResearch LiveThe research also looked at respondents' knowledge and opinion of current levels of regulation for online content, and found...
Digital TrendsBe an online phantom and web surf safely with Ghostery's mobile browserDigital TrendsPersonal data is currency and if you're not paying for a service, you yourself are probably...
Thune eyes 2019 for privacy legislation pushPolitico1, 2020. The newly minted funding law will help bolster the state's effort to install what's been touted as the strongest state-level...
Education WeekWant to Use Social Media in Your Classroom? Follow These 7 RulesEducation WeekEven when you have informed parental consent to make posts online mentioning the student, those posts are...
Privacy PolicyAZFamilyBy using any of our Services, you agree that this Online Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service Agreement govern your use of our Services and any dispute concerning the...
Internet privacy — how to protect your office and business: NCET Biz Tips We asked the advice of three of Northern Nevada’s top Internet privacy experts. Here's what they said. Check out this story...
With Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly exploring the possibility of investigating social media giants, there's no question that the tech companies are facing growing scrutiny from all sides....
(NBC) - Representing the largest tech and social media giants, the Internet Association is releasing proposals to guide federal privacy legislation. The goal is to avoid the cost and confusion of a...
Three recent developments illustrate why so many Americans feel that their privacy is increasingly threatened by institutions using technology. Each raises troubling issues. Stories about these...
Compared to a year ago 93 percent of people have the same amount or more concern about their online privacy. This is according to a survey of of 1,000 people across the US by VPN comparison site...

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...