In the News

Your Privacy and Safety

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

Facebook faces leaders of the ad boycott  Politico
How Hong Kong’s new security law is already throttling its open Internet  Fortune
NortonLifeLock Appoints Natalie Derse as New Chief Financial Officer  Olean Times Herald
Social Media Platform Fined 100000 USD by Washington State AG for COPPA Violations  Lexology
ExpressVPN Teams up With Dignitas as Team's Exclusive VPN Partner  AiThority
In privacy legislation, a private right of action is not an all-or-nothing proposition  Brookings Institution
Australians Will Soon Become Walking Barcodes And We Need To Get Ready For It  B&T
Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 3, 2020  Privacy News Online
Popular Gambling App Exposed Millions of Users in Massive Data Leak  European Gaming Industry News
Raising children in the social media limelight? Pause before you post  We Live Security

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 -
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...