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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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Groups criticize bill that would overhaul defamation, invasion-of-privacy lawsuits in Arkansas  Arkansas Democrat-GazetteProposed legislation to overhaul defamation and invasion-of-privacy...
BBB Scam of the Week: Music.ly  Knoe.comDo you know a child who dreams of being the next big star? That child may have a free app called Musical.ly, now known as TikTok, to create and share...
What the law says: Leaked NDC audio - When can privacy be breached lawfully?  Myjoyonline.comTo what extent is the right to privacy of communication guaranteed under Ghanaian laws and under...
IPSO upholds privacy complaint against MailOnline from Solomon family  Daily MailFiona Solomon complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that Mail Online breached Clause 2...
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...
Note: This is part one of a two-part series on why online privacy matters and the lengths people have to go to in order to retain their privacy in 2019. This piece is about the why of online privacy...
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 ...
UNDERSTAND INTERNET PRIVACY POLICIES AS THEY APPLY TO YOUR CHILD According to the FTC (http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html), parents should be aware of the following as it...
The political economy of digital capitalism is largely premised on a new exchange: individuals enjoy cheap or free services and goods in exchange for their personal information. Put simply ...
Popular lip-syncing app Musical.ly will pay $5.7 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it is collecting personal information from kids in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (...

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...