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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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WhatsApp founder warns world to ‘delete Facebook’ immediately  Daily MailWhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton told students to reject Facebook by deleting their apps from their phones in an...
Verge (XVG) Announces New Partnership Deal, One Other News With Bounty For Users  Today's GazetteOnly the death of a blockchain network would mean its end. For Verge (XVG) blockchain...
TikTok users over 13 are having their accounts deleted after putting in the wrong birthdays  The VergeSome TikTok users are having their accounts deleted after the app began requiring users...
Android Q Beta: What’s new for the Google Pixel smartphones  XDA DevelopersThe official Android Q beta is here for the Google Pixel. Here are all of the changes we found in the latest...
Digital Freedom: Are Your Rights At Risk And How Can You Protect Them?  RightsInfoAs propaganda, 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation become increasingly common from governments,...
For years, the big tech companies have been given pretty much a free rein by Capitol Hill to act as they chose. What congressional oversight of the industry, there was largely focused on whether...
Do you like to find a product on Facebook that you likely wouldn’t have known about otherwise? (That cool coding toy made an excellent gift for my daughter.) Likewise, do you get troubled when seeing...
such as the privacy policy which simply states we don't collect or share any of your personal information. Because it doesn't store your search history, DuckDuckGo says it has nothing to sell to...
Privacy violations, disinformation ... way back in 2015 that he would enlist Bill Gates’ help in “closing that internet up,” whatever that meant. When it comes to actual policy changes ...
With increased tracking of children and teens online and the collection their personal data a widespread practice, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced legislation...

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...