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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

But some privacy bills remain in play ... this is not actually going to end the internet as we know it, so that's workable.'" In Washington, lawmakers from both parties say they have not given up on...
In 1988, after United States Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork’s videotape rental history was leaked to the press, Congress realised the threat that new technologies — through the clandestine buying...
Startups can expect to be successful with both groups if they can come through on this now critical component of the online ecosystem. In short, create a privacy-centered startup culture from day one...
If you’re still surfing the Web without the protection of a VPN, you may as well be leaving your laptop open and unattended in a busy coffee shop. Hackers are now able to access everything from your...
From social networks to government agencies, it feels like everyone wants a piece of your data nowadays. The best way to protect your privacy is to mask your online identity. Private Internet Access...
Mark Zuckerberg questioned by senators over children’s privacy protections in new letter  The VergeDemocratic senators wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday, probing the company on...
Opinion | If You Didn't 'Sharent,' Did You Even Parent?  The New York TimesWhile we often hear parents caution their children about safety, this time the tables are turned. In the video op-...
Safeguard your privacy online with this award-winning VPN  Windows CentralIf you're still surfing the Web without the protection of a VPN, you may as well be leaving your laptop open and...
Facebook, Feds Oppose EPIC's Attempt To Intervene In $5B Privacy Settlement 08/07/2019  MediaPost CommunicationsFacebook and the Justice Department are fighting an attempt by Electronic...
Dakota Johnson Asks For Privacy After Tragic Loss of Her Gap Tooth  E! NEWSDuring an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the actress explained what happened to her...

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...