Educators

Teachers and school personnel are often the first to notice the signs of bullying and cyberbullying among students. Click below to learn more about what you can do to help!

Parents

Being a parent is tough enough. Keeping up with what your kids are doing online is another challenge. Check out our materials and strategies to help you protect your children.

Teens

Are you a teen who is being cyberbullied? Do you see it happening at your school? Do you want to do something about it? Click below for ways to protect yourself and others from cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying Stories

"I was on aim minding my own business, and then all of a sudden a screen name I didn't recognize popped up. They started to talk to me and call me really horrible names. I felt like crying. I asked who it was a bunch of times and all they said was "none of your business." I blocked them but they always made a different screen name. I remember every word they said to me. I will never ever let it go because from that day on I was harassed badly and still never figured out who it was." - 11 year-old girl from CA

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"My principal and I saw you a few years back. Recently my daughter, a 7th grader, came home and spoke of your presentation. First of all she doesn’t share much about school so the fact she shared this was impressive. Secondly, it sounded like your presentation was very concrete and realistic - “I know you are going to do this so here’s how you can and still be safe” was the message that my daughter took away. I shared this with our school’s safe culture committee and they are interested in hearing how we can get a similar presentation at our school."

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Recent Media Mentions

Cyberbullying Research Center, #startswithus - fox2now.com
Oct 20, 2014 11:21 AM
(KTVI)- Dr. Sameer Hinduja is the Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He spoke with FOX 2's Lisa Hart about their local workshop that ties into the 'Character Goes Viral' program to prevent cyberbullying. Dr. Hinduja's three hour workshop (read more...)
Target2: Teachers Push For Positive Social Media Practices - WBAY
Nov 19, 2014 11:14 PM
"What we promote is for educators to establish a positive school climate and culture, and one where students will want to take care of each other, and watch out for each other," Justin Patchin, co-founder of Cyberbullying Research Center and Professor ...and (read more...)
Local students honored for 'Constitution Day' essays - Foster's Daily Democrat
Nov 20, 2014 3:22 AM
The Cyberbullying Research Center added “10 to 20 percent of teens experience it regularly.” Although we have the right to freedom of speech (the right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint) there should be boundaries that everyone in ...and (read more...)
Police launch porn probe over Oregon teen sex videos - GlobalPost
Nov 18, 2014 9:18 PM
PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Police in Oregon are investigating reports that high school students videotaped peers engaging in sexual activity and distributed the footage via social media in a case that could lead to child pornography charges, authorities ...and (read more...)
In Growing Trend, Yik Yak Users Post Anonymous School Bomb Threats -- And ... - International Business Times
Nov 10, 2014 5:58 PM
When they're briefly afforded secrecy through Yik Yak, "that stuff gets removed from the equation, and it tends to always devolve to harassment and hate," said Sameer Hinduja, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and a professor of ...and (read more...)

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