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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

Proposed Guidelines Highlight China's Fragmented Protection of Online Privacy  Caixin GlobalThis week's release of a new set of privacy guidelines for app users has rekindled concerns that...
Amazon hit with FTC complaint over Echo Dot Kids Edition privacy violations  Vox.comThe Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for Digital Democracy filed a complaint with...
How to defend your privacy online  The Boston GlobeEven as Amazon and the tech giants Facebook and Google scoop up every available fleck of our personal data, they insist they really care...
Privacy bill gets a green-yellow light  PoliticoA litany of children's tech issues — FCC monthly meeting.
Guido: Protect your online privacy  Sarasota Herald-TribuneJust this year, a list of over 700 million email addresses along with 22 million passwords was offered for sale online, and major...
Facebook co-founder calls on the government to break up the company  POLITICOA Facebook co-founder in a New York Times editorial today declared the social networking giant has become a...
Our View: Internet customers should own their privacy  Press HeraldA person's internet activity – the websites they visit, the apps they use, the places they carry their phone – should be...
Uniform privacy policy could help safeguard student data, promote ed tech expansion  Education DiveAs chief information officer (CIO) for Boulder Valley School District in Colorado, Andrew...
Game studios would be banned from selling loot boxes to minors under new bill  The VergeThe legislation would, if approved, prohibit the sale of loot boxes in games targeted at children...
The Best Chrome Extensions for Online Safety and Security  PCMag.comSurfing the web these days can be a security nightmare, from malware to ransomware. These Google Chr.

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...