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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 Privacy, Google Tracking, Hacking & Shame  The National Law ReviewTechnology has allowed us to do all sorts of stuff privately that we used to have to muster the gumption to do...
What does your privacy mean to you? - Make Me Smart from Marketplace  Marketplace APMLike it or not, it means something different to Big Tech. Today, we get into the semantics to figure out...
Massive Privacy Risks Associated with ‘Free’ iPhone VPNs from the App Store  iDrop NewsPlenty of free VPNs are still available on the Apple App Store, despite an investigative report from...
Interactive Council Newsletter: Privacy Report: FTC Revisits COPPA  JD SupraEquifax has agreed to pay at least $575 million, and potentially up to $700 million, as part of a global...
Are your digital devices secure before heading back to school?  WIBWAs kids go back to school it's important for parents to remember to secure digital devices for privacy and safety.
How to Get a Taiwanese IP Address in 2019: Rerouting to the ROC  CloudwardsThere are two ways to get a Taiwanese IP address: a proxy or a VPN. You can change your IP address with a proxy,...
Amid student privacy dispute, Elanco school board selects elementary school teacher to fill vacant seat  LancasterOnlineGeyer says she's passionate about making Elanco a competitive school...
Hooked On The Internet, South Korean Teens Go Into Digital Detox  NPRSouth Korea is one of the most wired countries in the world. But that level of connectivity is a double-edged sword in a...
Here's how tech giants profit from invading our privacy, and how we can start taking it back  UNSW NewsroomAn entire industry exists to trade on your personal data - everything from your...
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...