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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!

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Inside Virgin Atlantic's new Airbus A350 cabin  Daily MailVirgin Atlantic has unveiled the cabin for its new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft – and it has been transformed throughout. The carrier...
How to Do Nothing: Jenny Odell's case for resisting "The Attention Economy"  Boing BoingArtist and writer Jenny Odell (previously) is justifiably beloved for her pieces and installations...
Kids are caring about sharing | Saturday Star  Independent OnlinePrivacy is still important to teens and they need to learn how to protect themselves online... so ask before you post.
All that's wrong with the UK's crusade against online harms  Wired.co.ukHow do you solve a problem like the internet? That's the gist of the predicament at the core of the UK government's...
Sen. Mark Warner warns that breaking up tech giants could open the door to Chinese firms  CNBCBig Tech needs to be regulated and more competition needs to be introduced, but "don't chop off...
The Internet has been a mixed bag. While there have been plenty of upsides, it has also brought with it a dangerous dark side. Google knows every search you’ve made (even in incognito mode). Your ...
Peter Winn, director of the Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties and acting chief privacy ... Such multi-stakeholder governance has been the norm for the internet itself, standard-setting ...
This privacy assistant for iPhone aims to give you control over your digital life. A new smartphone app called Jumbo is promising to help users easily lock down their online accounts by automatically...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - Maintaining one’s privacy online while hanging on to your social media profiles is a complicated affair - did you know there are more than 30 privacy-related settings on ...
Gwyneth Paltrow—who has 5.3 million Instagram followers—reportedly ran into a spot of trouble with her daughter, Apple Martin, recently when the 14-year-old called out her mother for posting a...

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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...