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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

The new European privacy law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, lets people request their data online, restricts how businesses obtain and handle information, and opens a door to ...
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg called for new global regulations governing the internet, recommending overarching rules on hateful and violent content, election integrity, ...
Put the snow boots away until next year. Clean the windows, mop the floors and start Kondo-ing every drawer in the house. When the spring cleaning fever hits, it comes on like a heat wave.
The FTC also issued cautionary letters to smart watch makers Gator Group, Ltd. and Tinitell, Inc. notifying them that their smart watches marketed toward children must abide by the Children’s Online...
Internet companies should be accountable for enforcing standards ... to reflect the reality of the threats and set standards for the whole industry. New privacy regulation in the United States and ...
Online Privacy Policy Agreement  Dallas Sports FanaticDallas Sports Fanatic, LLC, (DSF), is committed to keeping any and all personal information collected of those individuals that visit...
First 100 Actions: Most Companies Fixed Data Privacy Issues When Challenged, Says BBB  PRNewswireARLINGTON, Va., April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The first 100 public actions addressing...
Social media: should you share pictures of your children online?  The Conversation - UKTeaching our children about consent is important in any aspect of life, and online privacy should be...
Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Speak for the Internet  EFFThis past weekend, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the pages of the Washington Post to ask governments and regulators to play a more...
Cloudflare announces free VPN service, Warp, to complement its 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver  BetaNewsOnline privacy has become such a concern that VPN tools -- once used only by technology experts...

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...