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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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Online Privacy Daily News Feed

Senators Hear Multi-Layered Approaches For Protecting Kids Online  MeriTalkData privacy and online child protection experts at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today called for multi-...
YouTube's kids content prompts calls for FTC to hold site accountable  CNETA US senator and two consumer groups express concern about data collection and children's privacy.
Bucks County's Inmate Database Violated State Privacy Law | The Legal Intelligencer  Law.comOn Sept. 29 1998 Daroush Taha was arrested by members of the Bensalem Police Department. Taha v....
But securing your browser may require setting up a few security-minded extensions or fiddling with privacy settings in preferences. But a browser startup is taking the setup and fiddling out of the...
The federal trade commission has reportedly reached a settlement with Google over YouTube violating federal privacy laws for kids. Google is expected to pay a multi-million dollar fine, though the ...
Federal regulators this week began considering ways to update and potentially expand enforcement of the country’s online children’s-privacy law, questioning whether swift advances in technology have...
In light of recent news that your webcam could potentially record you without you even knowing, it's not surprising that people are worried about being spied on online. In fact, according to a new ...
Josh Golin, the executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which has been among the outspoken critics of large tech companies' handling of children's content, believes ...
Do you read the terms and conditions on your apps? Finn Myrstad explains that not only would it take you dozens of hours, but you would probably not agree with all the ways your data is being used...
University of Alberta provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation CA. University of Alberta provides funding as a member of The Conversation CA-FR. In 1988, after United States ...

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...