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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 year-end push to pass bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting children online illustrates the vexing challenge Congress faces in regulating social media platforms – and offers a preview of the...
The bad news is that the U.S. lags woefully behind other countries in providing privacy protections online. The good news is that the Federal Trade Commission is finally on the case. And it’s ...
Independent legal analysis of a controversial UK government proposal to regulate online speech under a safety-focused framework warns the bill poses a risk to the integrity of end-to-end encryption.
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has issued a warning against online abuse and exploitation targeting children during the Youth Privacy Advocates Annual Summit on Friday, according to a report...
Editorial: Online privacy wins against Google  Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Redacted Documents Are Not as Secure as You Think  WIRED
Newsletter: Health inspector warns where they’d never eat  The Daily Dot
Over the past decade, business models that rely on harvesting and selling huge amounts of consumer data have proliferated despite being deceptive, ...
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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration responded to the Federal Trade Commission’s request for advice on developing an online privacy framework.

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...