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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

From the (Google) horse's mouth  The Media Online
Lawmakers are still working on legislation that could help protect children online. Until then, here are some practical tips for parents.
After senators grilled the leaders of Meta, TikTok, X and others, there may be momentum to pass rules to safeguard the internet’s youngest users, some said.
As Illinois seeks to pass its own online privacy law, it should avoid copying the inadequate laws passed in 14 states that were weakened by tech-industry lobbying, a consumer advocate group said in a...
Key data privacy and cybersecurity developments in 2023 and emerging trends for 2024, including information on federal and state regulatory guidance and enforcement, as well as cross-border data ...
In today's increasingly digital world, the importance of safe internet practices cannot be overstated. As we approach Safer Internet Day on Feb. 6, it's a great time to reflect on the steps we can ...
Let’s face it. Facebook is hard to quit. Many of us stay on it even when we know that the company, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, tracks much of what we do online. It has so much information...
From setting a 60-minute daily screen time limit to having a new youth-focused section on its community guidelines, social media platform TikTok shared ahead of Safer Internet Day on Tuesday the ...
Maine's juvenile justice system defaults to privacy, but a South Portland case has frustrated prosecutors, who say the community has a right to know the threats.
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The selfie syndrome Why teens use social media for validation and how parents can counteract it - TODAY.com
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