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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 consumer advocates fear that an emphasis on health over privacy could undermine the protection of civil liberties, similar to what happened after 9/11, when the U.S. secretly ...
Zoom is the app of choice for video meetings and chats during the COVID-19 crisis, but it’s not that private or secure. What can you use instead?
Zoom’s privacy record leaves much to be desired as the company has faced one controversy after another. Most recently, it was discovered that thousands of private Zoom video chats can be viewed...
we must now establish habits of data privacy to protect our digital lives. Everything we do online – the documents we share, the websites we visit, the messages we send – leaves a trail of data...
Zoom has been plagued by privacy concerns in recent weeks as schools and other groups have moved online and witnessed "Zoombombing" incidents.
Zoom was riddled with privacy issues for years, and its competitors aren’t much better ... According to a Friday report by the Washington Post, thousands of recorded meetings and calls have been ...
Be careful what you post publicly. Check that there is no potentially sensitive information in it. Once it’s published online, it’s there, forever. Check recent security and privacy reports about ...
How to Protect Your Online Privacy While Working From Home  CoinDesk
Americans want an internet bill of rights to protect their online data  ZDNet
Protecting Your Privacy Online  Legal Reader

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...