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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.

The Institute for Internet Safety: Catching Mistakes Before Mistakes Catch You!

Online Privacy Daily News Feed

Lawmakers in the US and UK Turn Their Attention to Children's Privacy Online  CPO MagazineGiven the global public debate over online privacy and mounting concerns that big tech giants are...
F.T.C. Commissioners Back Privacy Law to Regulate Tech Companies  The New York TimesMembers of the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday renewed their calls for Congress to create a...
These are the big changes coming to search, online privacy and Android  TechRadarThis year at Google IO 2019, we were shown all manner of things - and once again, it was the hardware that...
Google goes after cookies and fingerprinting that track you online  MashableGoogle announced new features that give Chrome users more information and control over what websites have...
Google’s Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good  The New York TimesMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google products are designed to be helpful. They take the friction out of daily life (...
GOP senator announces bill to ban 'manipulative' video game design | TheHill  The HillSen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Wednesday announced that he will introduce legislation banning "...
Thune: Congress must act to strengthen consumer data privacy  Brookings RegisterThere's little doubt that technological advancements have, in many ways, made life easier and more efficient...
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg meets with senators on privacy | TheHill  The HillFacebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with multiple senators on Capitol Hill Tuesday as...
On Capitol Hill, Sheryl Sandberg lobbies for new laws to protect Facebook users  Silicon Valley Business JournalFacebook Inc. COO Sheryl Sandberg met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill this...
3 apps used by predators to groom children -- remove them now  KomandoAs if there isn't enough ick in the world. Now, the government is warning parents about three dating apps that...

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...