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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

Ottawa Unveils New Digital Strategy Aimed At Protecting Canadians Online Privacy  MENAFN.COM(MENAFN - Baystreet.ca) Ottawa is planning to overhaul Canada's laws governing the internet and...
Parents are paying up to $1,000 a week to send their kids to YouTube camp for the summer  Business InsiderSummer camps have started to pop up that teach young kids how to make *content* for...
New Canadian Minister of Justice ‘loses sleep’ over data privacy, election interference and online hate  Toronto StarDavid Lametti says there is an 'urgent need' to find a balance between...
Inside the secret Norwegian vault protecting humanity's vital documents  Big IssueTwo hundred metres inside a mountain in the high Arctic, the darkness and silence is suffocating. In this...
Momentum grows to create 'Do Not Track' registry | TheHill  The HillLegislation to stop tech companies from tracking users online is finding new momentum as Congress seeks to crack down on...
Entrepreneurial journey: How to be yourself online  London Business School ReviewFrom Facebook and LinkedIn to Instagram and Twitter, most of us have had some form of online presence for...
National Privacy Commission probes online lending apps for rude practices  Yahoo NewsThe National Privacy Commission (NPC) is conducting a probe on 48 online lending applications for...
'Oversharenting': Should parents get their kids' permission before posting their photos on social media?  GMAYou might think kids are sharing too much on social media -- but in many cases...
AmmoLand News Is Launching A Guide To Internet Privacy & Safety for US Readers  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsOpinion. Privacy AmmoLand News Is Launching A Guide To Internet Privacy...
Weeks after pitching this story to my editor, I had the disorienting experience of seeing a near-identical headline in the New York Times, penned by none other than Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Great ...

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...