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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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Just as it’s essential we wash our hands to ward off disease, we must now establish habits of data privacy to protect our digital lives. Everything we do online – the documents we share, the websites...
“Zoom bombing has unfortunately become an issue at institutions across the country, and this is at least the second instance at UT Knoxville since we’ve moved online,” Chancellor Donde Plowman posted...
Do not assume. Do not assume.Never assume your children are safe while online. The warning is particularly dire as school systems across the country are closed because of COVID-19 and utilize Zoom...
We want to get famous, get noticed, and want to get likes, follows and shares on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We opt to get help from Google whenever we are looking for any information. Not ...
“There are some steps you can take to increase privacy and prevent zoombombing,” she said in a video release ... Now Igor Khokhlov is stepping up security to make sure future online Hillel gatherings...
Most sex workers meet customers in person. For them, the spells economic ruin. "The virus is a disaster for client-facing businesses - and sex work is no different," says Goddess Cleo, a dominatrix...
RELATED: Privacy, security concerns for Zoom users, official says Their research found the apps and games tempted kids into downloading and then launched the malware. Those malicious apps have...
Be careful what you post publicly. Check that there is no potentially sensitive information in it. Once it’s published online, it’s there, forever. Check recent security and privacy reports about ...
Some intrusions may originate with students pranking their classmates, but Gizmodo reported there are also organized "Zoombombing" campaigns online. Zoom has soared in popularity as people ... Some...
Zoom is the app of choice for video meetings and chats during the COVID-19 crisis, but it’s not that private or secure. What can you use instead?

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...