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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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With data concerns on the rise, 1-in-3 don't know how they can fully protect their privacy online  Networks AsiaWith the amount of personal data shared on the internet continuing to grow,...
Memorial Day sales: All the best deals and how to save big  GMAMemorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer, making it the perfect time to shop for the clothes, furniture and...
Online Security and Privacy with a Virtual Private Network  TechSpectiveThe IT sector is a quickly growing industry. It develops so rapidly it's hard to keep up with existent solutions....
'Tackling Real World Issues': Hackers at ETH New York Build Apps Geared Towards Social Change  CoinDeskIf building decentralized financial applications was the motto topic of Ethereal, the...
As more and more toys connect to the internet, there are more and more chances for your child’s data to be hacked. Last year it happened to millions of kids playing with Vtech electronic toys. And ...
The average American adult spends 11 hours a day on some type of digital media. A lot of that time is spent watching videos through platforms like Amazon Prime or Netflix, or reading content on news...
Today’s topic for Privacy Awareness Week is “online privacy”. It is no surprise that online privacy is a key topic of concern for businesses and consumers alike, given recent high-profile privacy ...
Designed to update the privacy rights of internet users and ensure organisations are transparent and responsible when handling the personal information of customers and clients, the European Union's...
It is important to understand that so much of what we call data privacy is mandated locally even if paradoxically the geographical reach of laws can have a very ill-defined effect online. Take ...
New measures limiting the use of cookies in the Google Chrome browser will give users more easy-to-access information and power over which cookies websites have installed on their browsers, crucially...

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...