Mobilizing educators, parents, students, and others
to combat online social cruelty

Welcome to this web site! Cyberbullying is sending or posting harmful or cruel text or images using the Internet or other digital communication devices. The stories are heart breaking. Teens who are:

  • Sending cruel, vicious, and sometimes threatening messages.
  • Creating web sites that have stories, cartoons, pictures, and jokes ridiculing others.
  • Posting pictures of classmates online and asking students to rate them, with questions such “Who is the biggest ___ (add a derogatory term)?”
  • Breaking into an e-mail account and sending vicious or embarrassing material to others.
  • Engaging someone in IM (instant messaging), tricking that person into revealing sensitive personal information, and forwarding that information to others.
  • Taking a picture of a person in the locker room using a digital phone camera and sending that picture to others.
 

Cyberbullying is emerging as one of the more challenging issues facing educators and parents as young people embrace the Internet and other mobile communication technologies.

Cyberbully.org is provided by the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use.  CSRUI provides resources for educators and others to promote the safe and responsible use of the Internet. The Cyberbully.org web site provides:

Professional Development
Information and Resources for Educators

Parent's Guide to Cyberbullying An overview of this phenomenon and practical guidance on prevention, detection, and intervention.

Cyberbullying in the News Links to news reports about cyberbullying.

Research Basis Review of the research and philosophy upon which the strategies developed by CSRUI are based.

Coming Soon: Teen's Guide to Cyberbullying

Other online resources

Join a Monthly Forum on Cyberbullying - Nancy Willard, Director of CSRUI hosts a live chat discussion on Internet Safety/Cyberbullying through Tapped-In on the third Thursday of most months at 4:00, p.m. West Coast time. More information