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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

Internet of things sensors and modules gained ... the regulators in U.S. have acted on the major issues of privacy and security of data in Iot. The region of Asia Pacific dominated the market ...
Internet of Things Market Growth to Propel Owing to Rising ... At the same time, security and privacy related issues like unofficial access to connected devices or entering the system of connectivity...
Avast upgrades forecast as users protect online privacy  ReutersCybersecurity company Avast said demand for products that protected users' privacy, such as VPN and AntiTrack, would drive...
Apple will soon treat online web tracking the same as a security vulnerability  The Next WebApple ups its privacy batte with a new "WebKit Tracking Prevention Policy" that aims to prevent...
How to Get an Australian IP Address in 2019: Heading Down Under  CloudwardsThe easiest way to get an Australian IP address is via a proxy. Proxies often operate in your browser and fake...
SFUSD begins school year with new changes  San Francisco ExaminerWe're back. Did you miss the sound of children playing on the school yard or the vision of youth exploring the Presidio's...
'Sharenting' may put child's safety at risk  IOLSharenting puts children's online privacy and, potentially, safety at risk.
The weaponisation of information is mutating at alarming speed  The GuardianCountries and companies are lining up to enter the disinformation business, says Chatham House fellow Sophia...
Personal Data About Small-Donor Democrats Is All Over the Internet  The New York TimesOne of the largest single disclosures of small-donor information in American history took place on July...
Online privacy is having a moment. After more than a year of headlines exposing egregious misuse of personal data, consumers are showing greater concern for their online privacy while regulators push...

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...