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Information and resources to curb the growing problem of cyberbullying

Young people are using the Internet more than ever and most have Internet access from home. For many children, the Internet isn't simply a convenient way to research or a fun after school activity - it's a big part of their social life. Emailing and chatting with friends are children's most common online activities, after studying and playing games. But like many other social situations, some kids bully other kids online.

Cyberbullying is similar to other types of bullying, except it takes place online and through text messages sent to cell phones. Cyberbullies can be classmates, online acquaintances, and even anonymous users, but most often they do know their victims.

Information about Cyberbullying

What is Cyberbullying?
An explanation of the growing phenomenon of cyberbullying

What Parents Can Do About Cyberbullying
Parents can help stop cyberbullying. You can start by talking to kids about the issue.

Cyberbullying FAQ for Teens
Information and answers to frequently asked questions about cyberbullying

Cyberbullying PSA Contest
In partnership with Sony Creative Software and the Ad Council, NCPC selected the winning PSAs that are designed to raise awareness about preventing cyberbullying.

Training on Cyberbullying

Bullying and Intimidation
Professional training from NCPC for youth and adults on managing bullying situations

Products and Publications on Cyberbullying

Helping Kids Handle Conflict
This book is a guide for teaching children non-violent ways to settle arguments, deal with bullies, and avoid fights

Cyberbullying Banners for the Web
You can put these free banners in your own web page, email, or social networking site using the code below. Just copy and paste it the way you would a video or image.

Rapid Response Outreach Tools on Cyberbullying

Programs on Cyberbullying

Be Safe and Sound in School
The Be Safe and Sound in School program aims to improve the safety and security of our nation’s schools by mobilizing parents, school administrators, elected officials, policymakers, and students to take action on the issue of school safety and security.


Stop Bullying Gov

A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  200 Independence Avenue, S.W. - Washington, D.C. 20201. This website provides resources about bullying and cyberbullying including tools, trainings, and publications.

New Cyberbullying Resource for Victim Service Providers!

NCPC has just launched four brand new podcasts to help victim service provides prevent and respond to cyberbullying.These four podcasts explore different topics including: general cyberbullying information, taking action in schools,  creating change in your community and how teens feel about cyberbullying.

New Cyberbullying Tip sheets!

Reproducible handouts on Cyberbullying are Available Online . Click here!

Interested in educating your community about cyberbullying prevention? Check out this new PowerPoint training designed to educate, increase awareness, and cyberbullying training!

Final Justice fr Victims OVC

These products were produced by the National Crime Prevention Council and the Office for Victims of Crime and was supported by grant number 2009-VF-GX-K003, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.


Downloadable Resources on Cyberbullying

Size Description Title
121.9 kB A reproducible brochure from the 2009-2010 Crime Prevention Month Kit File 21st Century Bullying - Crueler Than Ever
43.0 MB NCPC's Robin Young speaks with author Rosalind Wiseman about her new edition of Queen Bees and Wannabees and the issues of bullying and cyberbullying. File Circle of Respect Podcast with Rosalind Wiseman
23.1 MB NCPC's Joselle Shea speaks with author Deborah Norville about her book and the issue of respect. File Circle of Respect Podcast with Deborah Norville
27.6 kB Summary of Findings and Recommendations for Future Work in "Cyberbullying: An exploratory analysis of factors related to offending and victimization." File Cyberbullying Offending and Victimization
1.4 MB An audio PSA about cyberbullying File In the Kitchen with Megan
1.4 MB A teen asks McGruff for help with cyberbullying in this audio PSA File Rant with McGruff
155.8 kB A colorful, four-page report with statistics and strategies for handling cyberbullying File Stop Cyberbullying Before It Starts
69.6 kB Executive summary of a report on research conducted for the National Crime Prevention Council by Harris Interactive File Teens and Cyberbullying Research Study
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