Become an Internet Advocate

The Internet has radically transformed our lives for the better. Because of it, there are virtually infinite opportunities to innovate and work together for the collective good.

We owe its success to a foundation of five properties—what the Internet needs to work for everyone. We call this the “Internet way of networking” and we can’t take it for granted.

What makes the Internet great also makes it vulnerable. Governments and businesses are increasingly making decisions that could impact the Internet, and they might not even know it. We must protect the Internet from bad decisions—or we risk losing it altogether.

It’s up to all of us to protect and defend what the Internet needs to exist and thrive. We cannot let the Internet become a splinternet.

How Can I Advocate for the Internet?

We need your help. If you have five minutes, five hours, or even more, you can promote, protect, and defend an open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet. We are stronger together. Always.

Here’s how you can help:


Spot a legislative threat, business decision, or technology development that could undermine the open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet.

Let us know.


Use the Internet Impact Assessment Toolkit to understand how an issue could support or threaten what the Internet needs to exist and thrive.

Learn how to analyze a threat.


Identify the advocacy goal and form a strategy to promote, protect, and defend the Internet.

Start with SMART advocacy goals.


Work with a global movement of like-minded Internet champions to amplify our impact.

Become an Internet Society member.

Our Members in Action

Here’s how some Internet Society members are advocating for an Internet that benefits everyone. They’re using the four-step advocacy model:

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