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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

Anyone concerned about their online privacy may be interested in a new piece of hardware called Winston, which has been designed to offer users the most advanced online privacy protection currently...
The average American adult spends 11 hours a day on some type of digital media. A lot of that time is spent watching videos through platforms like Amazon Prime or Netflix, or reading content on news...
Protecting online privacy is vitally important. Doing so in an unfair way that gives a pass to the biggest abusers of privacy in the world is a mistake. The legislature in Augusta should change...
Those concerned with online security (if you’re a longtime reader, this should include you!) gulped down some existential dread last week after WhatsApp revealed it had been breached. The ...
Apple has outlined a new plan to make online ads private. A new Safari feature, called Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, aims to stop ads from tracking you across the web. The company says ...
Today’s topic for Privacy Awareness Week is “online privacy”. It is no surprise that online privacy is a key topic of concern for businesses and consumers alike, given recent high-profile privacy ...
VANCOUVER—In a world dominated by data, where information is shared at the speed of a keystroke, Canada’s new justice minister says striking a balance between individual rights and the digital...
Red Balloon’s founder also said that, while it’s highly unlikely your computer or hardware is going to be affected, “this has privacy consequences for basically anyone who uses the internet.” That...
As more and more toys connect to the internet, there are more and more chances for your child’s data to be hacked. Last year it happened to millions of kids playing with Vtech electronic toys. And ...
"Privacy has always been core to Mozilla's mission," she acknowledged ... private browsing doesn't make you completely invisible on the internet." Elsewhere in Firefox 67, the version is the first to...

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...