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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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Online Privacy Daily News Feed

Zoom is the app of choice for video meetings and chats during the COVID-19 crisis, but it’s not that private or secure. What can you use instead?
As New York City schools ban Zoom, online privacy resonates with video  MashableAs New York City schools are banned, online privacy will zoom in on privacy  Mash ViralZoom CEO...
Privacy Concerns in Pandemic: Protection for Public Amid Virus  Bloomberg
Every Zoom Security and Privacy Flaw So Far, and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself  TidBITS
Zoom asked to Screen Share Compliance with Children's Privacy Laws  Medium
Children sue Google for collecting face scans, 'voiceprints' of millions of students  The Christian Post
As Coronavirus Surveillance Escalates, Personal Privacy Plummets  The New York Times
Two children sue Google for allegedly collecting students' biometric data  CNET
Kumbaya helps parents find virtual babysitting, tutoring, and other gigs for their teens  VentureBeat
How Europe is bumping against privacy laws in coronavirus battle  The Star Online

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...
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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 -
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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...