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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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Alexa, stop listening: Protecting your privacy from a voice assistant - Tech News  The Star OnlineThere are a few ways to protect your privacy when it comes to Alexa and other voice...
Google will reportedly face a multimillion-dollar fine after an FTC investigation found that YouTube was in violation of children’s privacy laws  Business InsiderBusiness Insider - With...
Screening emails, a Google 'breakup' and more  Santa Clarita Valley SignalBy Kim Komando. Signal Contributing Writer. Vetting email. Advertisement. Q: My email has gotten so loaded up with...
Internet Age Requirements May Mislead Parents  ParentologyThe internet age requirement of 13 may mislead parents to believe their kids are protected from inappropriate *content*. Here's...
An Israeli Security Group Claims It Can Access All Your Encrypted Cloud Data. Here's Why It's an Even Bigger Deal Than You Might Think  Inc.In the cat-and-mouse game that we are all...
But securing your browser may require setting up a few security-minded extensions or fiddling with privacy settings in preferences. But a browser startup is taking the setup and fiddling out of the...
University of Alberta provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation CA. University of Alberta provides funding as a member of The Conversation CA-FR. In 1988, after United States ...
In light of recent news that your webcam could potentially record you without you even knowing, it's not surprising that people are worried about being spied on online. In fact, according to a new ...
Federal regulators this week began considering ways to update and potentially expand enforcement of the country’s online children’s-privacy law, questioning whether swift advances in technology have...
The news that Facebook faces a $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission for massive, chronic privacy violations signals the arrival of a new era in which regulators are far less tolerant of...

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...