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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

Online lending apps JuanHand, Lemon Loan, CashJeep, and Pesopop have been ordered banned by the National Privacy Commission for allegedly engaging in unauthorized and “excessive” use of borrowers’ ...
LEGO has launched a new story-style adventure to help families talk about online safety and privacy. Their Build & Talk series helps parents give conversation with kids about online topics and...
THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) has ordered the shutdown of four online lending apps (OLAs)—JuanHand, Pesopop, CashJeep and Lemon Loan—due to privacy violations. In a statement on Wednesday,...
A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy  The New York Times
Did China just pass one of the strictest data privacy laws in the world?  Tech Wire Asia
5 Best Sites to Find a VPN Online  TechBullion
The streaming apps and devices we pay for aren’t necessarily careful with our personal information. This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection of past columns. There’s an ...
China passed a sweeping privacy law aimed at preventing businesses from collecting sensitive personal data Friday, as the country faces an uptick in internet scams, leaks and concerns about tech ...
The more connected we become, the more data we will continue to share. Think about how often you access the internet and input or view sensitive information. From accessing health care information to...
How Parents Can Share Smarter on Social Media and What You Can Do to Keep Your Family Safe in a No-Privacy World. I am a parent and at first glance the child-safety protections Apple just announced...

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...