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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

More Americans Hold Themselves Accountable for Protecting Privacy Than They Do Government  Business Wire
Only 2% of Kiwis read privacy policies - study  New Zealand Herald
VPN Solutions Can Maintain Your Online Privacy And...  meedios
Alcoholics Anonymous members find support online during coronavirus pandemic  CNN
US schools may ‘ban’ Zoom video conference app over hacking incidents, may choose Microsoft Teams  Hindustan Times
The public's generally blasé attitude towards online privacy finally seems to have met its match — in video chatting. On Friday, New York City banned its schools from using Zoom after determining the...
As consumers increasingly work and play and shop and do business online, privacy has become an area of great impact and concern. What information is being collected online? Who's collecting it? Who...
“Zoom bombing has unfortunately become an issue at institutions across the country, and this is at least the second instance at UT Knoxville since we’ve moved online,” Chancellor Donde Plowman posted...
are asking residents to report violations of the state’s “stay home” order online in an effort to clear up 911 lines for emergencies ... Bellevue’s new tool allows people to report gatherings.
Other school districts, too, have banned Zoom or are trying to beef up security around its use. Clark County Public Schools in Nevada said in a statement that it had decided to di ...

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...