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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.

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Kids and privacy: Should you dig online for details?  CBC.caIts hard to have privacy in a digital world. But how much should you know when your kids are online?
Privacy Tip #179 - Your Children's Online Activity  LexologyParents have historically struggled with how to address their children's online activity. Parenting styles differ, but most...
TikTok’s rise is a test for social media regulation  Financial TimesChina's first foreign hit shares Silicon Valley's lax attitude to privacy.
After the quantified self, the quantified employee; but what about privacy?  Privacy News OnlineBack in 2017, Privacy News Online wrote about workplace surveillance. The systems described...
After the opening salvo in the latest campaign in Congress to enact sweeping online privacy legislation, the broad contours of the debate's next phase have come into focus. On many points there is...
BARCELONA—I always start my online relationships with a lie. It goes something like this: I have read and understand the terms and conditions. Chances are, you do the same thing. A recent survey...
State legislatures across the country are questioning how to respond to our national epidemic of privacy violations. Maryland’s Cybersecurity Council is suggesting answers. Established in 2015, the...
The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill If policymakers worldwide thought grappling with the implications of the European Union’s General Data Protection ...
This story is part of Amy Bell's column Parental Guidance that airs on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition. I live with my family of four in a house with only one bathroom, so I know all about wanting...
Amazon Prime and CBS All Access both offer the first season online. Offline, the show also airs reruns on ... and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will...

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...