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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

As consumers increasingly work and play and shop and do business online, privacy has become an area of great impact and concern. What information is being collected online? Who's collecting it? Who...
Just as it’s essential that we wash our hands to ward off disease, we must now establish habits of data privacy to protect our digital lives. Everything we do online – the documents we share, the ...
Online privacy company The Best VPN surveyed 1005 Americans about their experiences and opinions on the internet and principles that should govern its use. Its Bill of Rights includes 10 amendments...
“Zoom bombing has unfortunately become an issue at institutions across the country, and this is at least the second instance at UT Knoxville since we’ve moved online,” Chancellor Donde Plowman posted...
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?
are asking residents to report violations of the state’s “stay home” order online in an effort to clear up 911 lines for emergencies ... Bellevue’s new tool allows people to report gatherings.
Other school districts, too, have banned Zoom or are trying to beef up security around its use. Clark County Public Schools in Nevada said in a statement that it had decided to di ...
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...
This post looks at how the History Department of 26 faculty members made the switch to online education. It was written bman Peter Kastor. The department’s geo ...
Read More Google announced today it was rolling back a recent Chrome browser privacy feature to prevent any disruption to existing websites ... we want to ensure stability for websites providing ...

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...