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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

A letter from three Democratic lawmakers said the FTC has an ‘obligation to ensure that powerful technology platforms comply with their public statements and policies on children’s and teen’s privacy...
NortonLifeLock NLOK recently expanded its privacy offering by launching Norton AntiTrack. The recently-introduced privacy offering will help users protect their digital footprints. AntiTrack is an...
Lawmakers: FTC must ensure tech companies uphold children online privacy  Reuters
1998: Children's Online Privacy Protection Act | National News | kulr8.com  KULR-TV
1998: Children's Online Privacy Protection Act | National  The Daily Courier
Instagram and teens: How to keep your kids safe  Anchorage Daily News
Ex-Hershey GC exits WilmerHale for digital security firm Aura  Reuters
Turn off those lights at night and close the curtains to help migrating birds  The Herald-Times
Canada-wide vaccine passport: TBD  POLITICO
Three U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday urged the Federal Trade Commision to ensure technology companies like Facebook, Alphabet's YouTube and TikTok comply with policy changes aimed protecting ...

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...