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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

Canadians concerned about privacy online; want more control over their personal information: poll  Canada NewsWirePrivacy Commissioner marks Privacy Awareness Week with release of biennial...
20 Years Young: The Maturing of COPPA in a Privacy-Conscious Age  LexologyWe cover children's privacy and advertising weekly. However, in light of COPPA's recent 20th anniversary, and in...
Oregon AG: Privacy rules for internet home devices  Oregon Business NewsOregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum testified before the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee in support of HB 2395...
New Survey Says Boomers Are More Savvy About Online Security Than Millennials - Reynolds Center  Reynolds CenterBusiness reporters can challenge their readers to take one or more of the...
Palak stresses immediate enactment of data privacy law  Dhaka TribuneInformation and Communication Technology (ICT) State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak has stressed the need to enact a data...
Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion.  The New York TimesPublic schools in Kansas rolled out a web-based learning platform backed by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg....
Facebook Grows User Base 8 Percent, Bullish On Commerce  pymnts.comMore consumers keep using Facebook even as the social network said on Wednesday (April 24) that it faces a fine of between...
The extension of this type of privacy breach into our children's bedrooms and private lives will take such angst significantly further. The investigation "revealed that Echo Dot Kids... violates the...
Even as Amazon and the tech giants Facebook and Googlescoop up every available fleck of our personal data, they insist they really care about privacy. And they mean it, up to a point. These companies...
Does sitting in a coffee shop versus at home influence a person's willingness to disclose private information online? Does the on-screen appearance of a public location's online "terms and ...

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...