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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

Online privacy bill doesn't really protect your privacy  Bangor Daily NewsMaine's Legislature is expected to vote soon on an internet privacy bill. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal and...
Facebook, Google data collection under fire in new privacy bill  AdAge.comThe proposed bill would let consumers block all websites from collecting unnecessary data.
Amid a Spate of Activity, COPPA Remains an FTC Enforcement Priority  Privacy Law BlogEarlier this month, the FTC sent a letter to Wildec, LLC, the Ukraine-based maker of several mobile...
Brookings survey finds three-quarters of online users rarely read business terms of service  Brookings InstitutionDarrell West shares the results of an online survey about how internet...
Cardozo Law in New York to Offer Online Master's in Data and Privacy Law  LLM GUIDEThe New York-based Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School has announced plans to launch an...
Do Illegal Immigrants Have a Right to Digital Privacy?  U.S. News & World ReportKnown as the "Smart Wall," a series of technologies and digital initiatives is being employed by the...
Guido: Protect your online privacy - News  Sarasota Herald-TribuneJust this year, a list of over 700 million email addresses along with 22 million passwords was offered for sale online, and...
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)  Privacy Law BlogEarlier this month, the FTC sent a letter to Wildec, LLC, the Ukraine-based maker of several mobile dating apps,...
Smart homes offer convenience but can also compromise privacy  Bankrate.comWelcome to high-tech homes -- also known as smart homes. An all-inclusive system, where face recognition sets off...
Your Kid Wants to Be a YouTuber? There’s a Camp for That!  The Wall Street JournalWhile many parents won't even entertain the idea of allowing their children to be on YouTube, others view...

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...