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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!

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Introducing PIA VPN Privacy Pass  Privacy News Online
Protecting the privacy rights of young people - Office of the Privacy ...  Commissariat à la protection de la vie privée du Canada
How to set up a separate Wi-Fi network for your guests  Fox News
Google Play Keeps Banning the Same Web Browser Due To Vague ...  Slashdot
There are many virtual private networks to choose from, and most of them have Cyber Monday VPN deals. These are the best ones that we've tested ourselves.
There are a number of steps you can take to protect your privacy and security while searching the internet. Kurt "CyberGuy" Knutsson explains how.
U.S. President Joe Biden’s much-anticipated executive order (EO) on artificial intelligence set a new tone for the U.S. — markedly different from the Trump administration’s “AI with American values...
For some risks, like your name appearing on data brokers, you might need to take an aggressive approach and get professional help.
Meta's shiny new bid to circumvent European Union privacy rules -- by offering users a false choice between paying it a hefty monthly subscription for Meta's recent switch of legal basis in the EU...
A privacy group is fighting Meta's tactic of only allowing users to opt out of privacy tracking if they sign up for a subscription.

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...
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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 -
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 -
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...