Online Safety Resources
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed September 22, 2021
The Internet is a great resource, but if you’re not careful surfing the web can expose you to fraud, illegal content, and invasions of privacy. In order to avoid these types of pitfalls, you’ll first need to know how to spot them. Below, you’ll find links to U.S. government agencies and nonprofit organizations dedicated to making the Internet safe for individuals. Explore the sites below to learn more about how to protect your private information, avoid fraud, and keep kids safe from inappropriate content.
- ACLU Cyber-Liberties Page Information and resources regarding cybercrimes, privacy and more.
- Doing Business on the Internet General resources from the Library of Congress.
- Dozier Internet Law Collection of articles and FAQs on cyberlaw and related issues.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation Advocacy organization dedicated to supporting online free speech and expression.
- Electronic Privacy Information Center Public interest group focused on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy and the First Amendment.
- Internet Safety Tips for Kids - [PDF] Helpful tips for kids and their parents from the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Internet Fraud: How to Avoid Internet Investment Scams From the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Internet Fraud Resources From USA.gov
- Network Solutions Register domain names and research current domain name holder information.
- Parents Guide to the Internet From the U.S. Department of Education.
- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers A non-profit, private-sector corporation recognized by the U.S. and other governments as the global consensus entity to coordinate the technical management of the Internet's domain name system.
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