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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

The Federal Trade Commission is weighing new online privacy rules that could restrict how businesses use consumer data for targeted advertisements--including those aimed at childr ...
Data practices can send critical messages to everyone regarding the company's business ethics and fit for today's online culture.
In this data-driven age, users from across the globe are actively enriching the digital landscape, voluntarily giving out their information to the online world.
Frances Haugen, who gathered internal documents showing how Facebook Inc.’s Instagram app led to depression ...
The study, from Cisco, comes with the announcement of its New Trust Standard, a benchmark for seeing how trustworthy businesses are as they embrace digital transformation.
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...
Even classically brick-and-mortar businesses like furniture retailers are using QR, or quick response, codes to help shoppers choose what to buy. But QR codes serve a purpose beyond cutting down on...
WhatsApp is probably one of the most used messaging apps on planet Earth. You must have seen ads or promoted posts from WhatsApp saying it’s end-to-end encrypted. Even though the chat and the local...
NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK), a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety, today announced its commitment to this year's Cybersecurity Awa ...
China, the most populous nation in the world, passed its first significant data privacy legislation in August. Moving forward, any global business or aspiring startup doing any type of trade or ...

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...