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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

Websites and apps have to comply with a new set of guidelines on privacy warnings for children, a part of the U.K.’s effort to create a safer and better online environment for users under 18 years of...
American Advisors Group (AAG), a leading provider of home equity solutions for retirement, formally announced today a new online loan portal, My AAG Loan, that streamlines the mortgage loan ...
Biden will name a privacy expert to Federal Trade Commission.  The New York Times
Online Cheating Is A Big Problem With College Students––Current Solutions Seem Problematic  Scary Mommy
Apple iOS 15: 3 Exciting New iPhone Privacy Features Coming Any Minute Now  Forbes
This sign-in feature will allow web-access using Ethereum account, to ensure privacy  AMBCrypto News
You Are Worth $1,015 on Dark Web, New Study by Privacy Affairs Finds  MarTech Series
What The West's Disorderly Withdrawal from Afghanistan Tells Us About Privacy and its Preservation  Privacy News Online
Privacy is an illusion  New York Daily News
WhatsApp to offer encryption on cloud backups, a new step in privacy arms race  Livemint

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 - 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...