schools and cyberbullying help

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 and cyberbullying help

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 and cyberbullying help

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 get a haircut. And I'm a cheerleader and i get lots of layers, i tease them and i thought that they looked really cool. The next day i go to school wearing skinny jeans and neon stuff you know, the works. About 3 days later, i get an email witch is making me want to die. It says quote, That doesn't mean cut yourself because of your pathetic ugliness. It means stop and be your old seventh grade self, not some raging popularity whore you think people like. I hate myself. i don't know how this happened. This isn't making any sense. I don't get how this happened; i don't even know this person. Now everyone hates me. I never did anything for this to happen. I just want to die. After hearing how ugly and stupid i am i never want to do anything anymore. I have no confidence and i have been broken down from head to toe." - 13 year-old girl from MN

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"The State of Maryland was fortunate to receive funding from the Anti-Defamation League to host a one-day workshop for educators on the prevention of cyber bullying. The Maryland State Department of Education jointly hosted the training in one of our local school systems with representatives from all school systems in Maryland being invited. Dr. Sameer Hinduja provided an enlightening and engaging keynote address. He is extremely knowledgeable on the topic, engages his audience, and uses humor to deliver his message on this very serious topic. Evaluations from the day rated his presentation highly. I highly recommend him as a presenter. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (410) 767-0311 if you would like more information."

Charles J. Buckler - Director, Student Services and Alternative Programs Branch, Maryland State Department of Education

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Recent Media Mentions

Cyberbullying takes old problem to new levels - Palm Beach Post
Jul 30, 2015 12:22 AM
Online communication has become a big part of the everyday lives of today's young people. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, 95 percent of teens in the U.S. are online and 75 percent have access to the Internet on their mobile device.and (read more...)
Reading Mean Tweets Works Well for Laughs, Not for the Bachelorette - TakePart
Jul 21, 2015 6:42 PM
There's also a psychological benefit to reading mean tweets from people who "want their words to bring you down and have an effect," Sameer Hinduja, codirector of the Cyberbullying Research Center, told TakePart. "Reading mean tweets (read more...)
Despite new laws, cyberbullying becoming more prevalent - Miami Herald
Jul 24, 2015 12:41 PM
In 2013, Rebecca Sedwick, 12, jumped to her death from an abandoned cement factory in Lakeland after she allegedly suffered through months of cyberabuse. That same year, Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation that expanded the state anti-bullying law (read more...)
Cyberbullying Research Center, #startswithus -
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...)
Parents' Cyberbullying Guide: How to Spot It and Stop It - Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic
Jul 07, 2015 7:03 AM
About 24 percent of middle and high school students have been cyberbullied at some point in their lifetimes, according to research published in 2013 by the Cyberbullying Research Center. Watch for the warning signs: a child who is suddenly (read more...)

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