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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

Are seniors more vulnerable to hacks than tech-savvy millennials? Not necessarily. People ages 65 and older are more likely to read privacy policies before accepting them, a survey from Axios...
Popular lip-syncing app Musical.ly will pay $5.7 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it is collecting personal information from kids in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ...
When you sign up for something online -- say, an email subscription, a new account, or a cloud service like DropBox -- do you actually read the company’s privacy policy before you check the “I agree...
Protecting your online privacy is important. There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about how to stay safe online, and an increasing number of people are turning to Virtual Private ...
... the cyber security company’s movement to help consumers begin to understand and take control of their privacy and protect themselves online. The app is part of a new project by Norton Labs aimed...
Senators Aim to Give Teens More Online Privacy—Again  AdweekSens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) unveiled legislation today that would update and strengthen the two-decades...
UK online pornography age block triggers privacy fears  The GuardianGovernment to confirm launch date of nationwide age block on pornographic *content*.
Facebook Privacy Update: Mark Zuckerberg's Response To Cambridge Analytica Scandal One Year On  ForbesAs *fresh* allegations of an executive-level cover up at Facebook regarding who knew...
Senators Markey and Hawley Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Update Children's Online Privacy Rules  WebWireWith increased tracking of children and teens online and the collection their...
Internet providers would need permission to use consumer data under proposed MT legislation  KTVQ Billings NewsHELENA — Rep. Daniel Zolnikov, R-Billings, says people have a right to be...

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...