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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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In short – if you are online the Chinese government wants to know about it – and about you. Privacy and the right to free speech online – always under threat in China has now been effectively made...
What We Can Learn About Online Privacy From Climate Change  The New York TimesEvery time we see a *fresh* example of how badly our privacy has been eroded by the same tech companies that...
Oath settlement, Google suit spotlight child online privacy  American Enterprise InstituteView related *content*: Technology and Innovation. Yesterday Georgetown's Institute for Public...
As Facebook And Government Erode Our Online Privacy And Trust Decentralized Technology Is Responding  ForbesFrom social media giants Facebook being caught out for sharing our data to...
Mozilla's privacy-first mobile browser just got a lot easier to use  Fast CompanyThe Android version gains fine-grained tracking protection to minimize website glitches, while iOS finally...
As Facebook stumbles, we must protect online privacy  Toronto Star'The Trudeau government now has even more reason to take action in the New Year on an increasingly urgent issue: protecting...
Parents Should Be Cautious With Connected Toys, CR Testing Shows  ConsumerReports.orgConsumer Reports' testing shows that connected toys can present risks to children's digital security and...
As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants  The New York TimesInternal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far...
How can we boost our privacy when it comes to online shopping?  Siliconrepublic.comMany of us have turned to online shopping in the build-up to the holiday season, but how can we make it a...
Facebook gave Netflix and Spotify access to users’ private messages  The Irish TimesThe social media company offered users a privacy wall, then let tech giants around it.

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...