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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

Red Balloon’s founder also said that, while it’s highly unlikely your computer or hardware is going to be affected, “this has privacy consequences for basically anyone who uses the internet.” That...
Those concerned with online security (if you’re a longtime reader, this should include you!) gulped down some existential dread last week after WhatsApp revealed it had been breached. The ...
Today’s topic for Privacy Awareness Week is “online privacy”. It is no surprise that online privacy is a key topic of concern for businesses and consumers alike, given recent high-profile privacy ...
As more and more toys connect to the internet, there are more and more chances for your child’s data to be hacked. Last year it happened to millions of kids playing with Vtech electronic toys. And ...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Innovation Minister have released a Digital Charter which lays out a future digital framework, including the responsibilities of online platforms to tackle ...
Google knows what you search for online, where you travel ... Both companies have talked recently about giving you more control over your privacy, and have released updates that they claim are ...
Is violating children’s privacy online unethical, or is it your right as a parent? For more on this subject, read Lorenz’s article, When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online. We want to ...
Leaking personal information onto the internet has rightfully led to fines in the millions ... and think more deeply about when we need more privacy and when we could live with less. Data-sharing ...
It is important to understand that so much of what we call data privacy is mandated locally even if paradoxically the geographical reach of laws can have a very ill-defined effect online. Take ...
Online Privacy and Children's Toys  NBC 7 San DiegoParents need to be aware of what their children are posting online when they use connected toys and games.

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...