Online Harassment Resources and Support
Support is available online and in your community. If your child needs someone to talk to or if you want to get involved, here are some organizations and resources that provide good information:
Angels and Doves is a nationwide anti-bullying nonprofit organization.
The National Center for Bullying Prevention is helping to promote awareness and teaches effective ways to respond to bullying.
The Megan Meier Foundation’s mission is to bring awareness, education and promote positive change to children, parents, and educators in response to the ongoing bullying and cyberbullying in our children’s daily environment.
The Trevor Project is a 24-hour national help line for gay and questioning teens. The hotline is 866.4U.TREVOR.
The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.
GLSEN is also a great organization that is working to eradicate bullying and bias in schools.
STOMP Out Bullying is focused on reducing bullying and cyberbullying.
Netsmartz: Keeping Kids and Teens Safer on the Internet
Visit the teen site http://www.netsmartz.org/teens
Visit The Kids Site (Also a good example of using games for learning.) http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htm
Don’t Believe the Type: An internet prevention website for teens on identifying sexual exploitation online.
Federal Bureau of Investigation – Cyber Tip Line the site for reporting unusual email or internet communication.
GetNetWise is a public service developed by a wide range of Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations.
i-SAFE – Internet Safety Education is a non-profit foundation for internet safety education.
The National Cyber Security Alliance provides tools and resources to empower home users, small businesses, and schools, colleges, and universities to stay safe online.
Wired Safety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages handling cases of cyber abuse ranging from identity and credential theft, online fraud and cyber stalking, to hacking and malicious code attacks. It is a cyber-neighborhood watch and operates worldwide in cyberspace through more than 9,000 volunteers worldwide.
State computer harassment or cyberstalking laws
FCC list of prohibited text messaging websites
ComputerCOP- Is a quick way for parents to monitor what their children are doing online.
It Gets Better Project- Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.
Teenangels-Teenangels are a group of thirteen to eighteen year old volunteers that have been specially trained in all aspects of online safety, privacy and security. After completion of the required training, the Teenangels run unique programs in schools to spread the word about responsible and safe surfing to other teens and younger kids, parents, and teachers.
Stop Bullying Now! – The Stop Bullying Now Web site is here to help you stop bullying in your school and community.
GuestAssist-GuestAssist delivers student support for schools using mobile messaging technology.
I Keep Safe- The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/or first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online. iKeepSafe® uses these unique partnerships to disseminate safety resources to families worldwide.
sharecare- Sharecare is designed to greatly simplify the search for quality healthcare information and provide consumers with the necessary tools to make smart health choices and live healthier lives. Their mission is to answer the world’s questions of health and achieve a collective wisdom by developing a comprehensive database of all of the questions of health and wellness and actively recruiting industry experts to answer them. Leading physicians, nurses, hospitals, clinics, authors, healthcare companies and non-profits connect, interact and share their collective expertise encouraging consumers to ask, learn and act upon questions of health.