The special edition of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences – Open Journal is entitled “The influences of the Internet on cognition and behavior.” The Internet has opened up numerous avenues ranging from scientific and social information to entertainment, shopping, paying bills, and investing. Although exciting and novel worlds have been created for us during the past 25 years, new challenges and safety risks have also been added. Therefore, these continued and dynamic developments have aided in modifying our behavior. Although not exhaustive by any means, such topics may include cyberbullying, security and safety, apps, internet addiction, dating, business, communication and texting practices, and learning. Manuscripts from all disciplines are invited that address this topic.