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Featured: Microsoft Computing Safety Index
The Microsoft Computing Safety Index is a scoring system and survey that helps safeguard your digital lifestyle.

How old is too young for kids to go online?
See what this Microsoft survey of over 1,000 parents and non-parents about kids’ access to devices and online services revealed.

Mobile phone manners and safety habits
Facebook poll shows top mobile phone pet peeves for men and women as well as habits that could open the door to digital damage.

Online Privacy
Results of a Microsoft-commissioned survey for Data Privacy Day show people feel they have little to no control over how their data may be collected by online companies.

Accessibility as a Business Consideration
According to this survey, organizations cite lack of resources as the main reason accessibility does not play a more important role in their strategic considerations.

Online Scams and Fraud
In a survey for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), respondents reveal the scams they have commonly encountered and the ones they fear the most.

Online Bullying
To understand the issue of bullying from a global perspective, Microsoft commissioned a survey to examine a range of online behaviors among youth.

Online Safety and Social Media Use Across Generations
An AARP/Microsoft survey group of American teens, young adults, parents, and older adults highlights family connections online through email and social media.

Online Reputation Management
Research, from North America and Europe, reveals attitudes toward online reputation and outlines steps to take to help manage your online reputation.

Teen Online Reputation
Learn how US teens manage and regard online reputation management—and what behaviors they think will get them "in trouble."

Safer Online Gaming
Information about perceptions and behaviors of gamers and parents of gamers in the US and how to use family settings effectively.

Location-Based Services Research
Research from five countries projects increased adoption of location-based services over time.