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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

Privacy advocates are fighting to make the law even broader, while businesses and tech companies want to see it narrowed. Personal data has become the currency of the Internet. The dynamic could...
Privacy-enhancing technologies ... to America’s founding…This framework was essential for our country to launch and commercialize the internet economy, and today the US accounts for one-third of the...
Note: This is part two 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 extreme lengths...
Investigative reporting from news outlets over the past 2 weeks has led to some swift changes from some of the biggest tech companies. Why it matters: Despite an onslaught of hearings and statements...
If You Don't Care About Online Privacy, You Should Read This  ForbesBitcoin developer Jameson Lopp points out that you never know who you might trigger online.
Baby boomers are better at protecting their online privacy than younger people  MarketWatchAre seniors more vulnerable to hacks than tech-savvy millennials? Not necessarily. People ages 65...
Should online users be bound by their privacy agreements?  Phys.OrgThe political economy of digital capitalism is largely premised on a new exchange: individuals enjoy cheap or free...
TikTok agrees to pay record $5.7-million settlement in FTC children's online privacy case  USA TODAYIn addition to paying the Federal Trade Commission $5.7 million, Tik Tok has to comply...
5 Tips to Boost Your Online Privacy & Security  Rocklin & Roseville TodayBasic steps you can take to limit data collection and tracking by implementing a few layers of security and...
Privacy Tip #179 – Your Children's Online Activity | Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider  JD SupraParents have historically struggled with how to address their children's 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...
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...