Parenting in today's digital age is beyond anything like parents before us have experienced. To help walk you through this difficult stage of life where bullying and cyberbullying have become commonplace, we've compiled a variety of resources and information. Please reach out if you have others to add to our list.
ConnectSafely.org is a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. Here you’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy.
Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center provides up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among teens. On their website, you will find information, resources to help you prevent and respond to online incidents, as well as stories about those affected by cyberbullying.
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center was founded to lead social change, so that bullying will no longer be accepted. Along with innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, their website also provides legal information, events, ways to get involved and more.
PromotePrevent, which is part of the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), is focused on preventing bullying before it even begins. Their website geared towards parents provides real stories, information, toolkits, resources, programs and more about ways to prevent, intervene and halt bullying and cyberbullying.
Stomp Out Bullying
STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. Along with providing resources and solutions for teachers, parents and teens to respond to bullying, they also provide help for those in need and at risk of suicide through a chatline.
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you as parents can prevent and respond to bullying. They also list a variety of resources around the topic including laws and policies and actions that parents and teens can take.
The Bully Project
The BULLY Project is the social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY. Their website has a plethora of advice, resources, videos, articles, sample letter templates to schools, and more for parents to take advantage of. They also have a local chapter in Massachusetts which hosts events throughout the state.