Resources

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Amanda Todd  Legacy

The Amanda Todd Legacy is a non-profit society that focuses on awareness and the well-being of individuals with respect to prevention and awareness relating to bullying, cyber abuse and internet safety as well as resources and education that encourage mental wellness and healthy living.  Join them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.


#BeStrong Anti-Bullying Emoji Keyboard

Anti-Bullying Activist, Monica Lewinsky, in collaboration with Vodafone, created emojis that are used when people witness others being harassed or bullied online.

Take a stand to show you are against cyberbullying. Offer support and friendship with these Be Strong emojis & stickers. These emojis were chosen by almost 5,000 young people around the world, who identified with them as symbols of compassion and solidarity.


Born This Way Foundation

Born This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. We achieve this by shining a light on real people, quality research, and authentic partnerships.

Born This Way Foundation was launched in 2012 by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta. The foundation has dedicated the past two years to researching, learning and developing programs to support our original mission; connecting young people in safe ways and empowering them with the skills and opportunities that will inspire them to create a kinder and braver world. Our work over the past two years has been based on the three pillars of safety, skills and opportunity and we are proud of the impact that we’ve had, including: 2,500 global resource submissions to our Bravest Map Ever, more than 300,000 online subscribers, partnerships with over 50 non-profit organizations across the country, cutting edge research on kindness and bravery through the Born Brave Experiences study, directly interacting with over 100,000 young people, and over 325 million media impressions for our Born Brave Bus Tour.


brandyourselfBrand Yourself

Online Reputation Management company dedicated to help people get their lives back online, staying within a friendly budget that average people are able to afford.

Follow them on Twitter and join them on Facebook.


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Bystander Revolution

Bystander Revolution is a website offering practical, crowdsourced advice about simple things individuals can do to defuse bullying and help shift the culture.

Worried about a friend or struggling with your own issues?  1-800-273-TALK (8255)


civilinationCiviliNation

Mission: Their mission is to foster an online culture where every person can freely participate in a democratic, open, rational and truth-based exchange of ideas and information, without fear or threat of being the target of unwarranted abuse, harassment or lies.

Contact them for more information.


CommunityRed

CommunityRED is a pathway to free speech, human rights, and democracy. We customize security strategies for voiceless and vulnerable communities in closed and closing societies through trauma-sensitive and human-centered training, tools, and research. Above all, we are women-led and committed to safe spaces both online and off.


connectsafely2Connect Safely

Connect Safely is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security.

Contact them for more information. Learn about their parent guides.


crashoverridenetworkCrash Override Network

Crash Override is a crisis helpline, advocacy group and resource center for people who are experiencing online abuse.Their services are free and confidential.

Contact them at help@crashoverridenetwork.com


crisistextlineCrisis Text Line

This is free support at your fingertips 24/7.

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works:

  1. Text START to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.
  2. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
  3. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment

CCRI_FINAL-02-540x272Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

Mission: To help victims of cyber-harassment by providing the following:

  • Providing victims with support and referral services;
  • Raising awareness and educating the public about the nature and prevalence of online abuse;
  • Working with technology industry leaders to encourage the development of design-based solutions to non-consensual pornography and other forms of online abuse; and
  • Advocating for state and federal legislation to prevent such abuse, when appropriate.

Contact: 305-284-2547 victimsupport@cybercivilrights.org.


cyberactiveCyberActive Services

Our knowledge expands across all realms of eSafety and cybercrime prevention.
Professional presenter Janita Docherty (and contributor to SHAME NATION), is renowned for her social media investigation work and is one of Australia’s leading subject matter specialists in Facebook for personal use and safety. A retired police officer, Janita has dealt directly with cases of online crime and understands the myriad of dangerous situations that can entrap people, causing distress. Her workshops are compiled to supply digital defences in personal privacy protection, cybercrime prevention and emotional wellbeing for individuals, companies and other professionals.

Contact them directly.


cyberbullying_logoCyberbullying Research Center

Offers statistics, resources, research, laws and a vast amount of information about online cyberbullying and abuse.

Contact them and learn about laws in your state in respect to sexting and cyberbullying.


cybersmile-foundationThe Cybersmile Foundation

The Cybersmile Foundation is a multi award winning anti cyberbullying non-profit organization. Committed to tackling all forms of digital abuse and bullying online, we work to promote diversity and inclusion by building a safer, more positive digital community.

Through education and the promotion of positive digital citizenship we reduce incidents of cyberbullying and through our professional help and support services we enable victims and their families to regain control of their lives.

Contact them here.


cyberwiseCyberwise – No Grownups Left Behind CyberWise is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art resources for BUSY grownups who want to understand how to help youth use digital media confidently and safely.

Contact them and learn more about CyberCivics for your school. Educating the next generation can put an end to online cruelty.


dianaawardDiana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign involves a number of different projects aimed at reducing bullying in schools. One of the main projects is the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme which has trained over 18,000 young people across the UK to lead on anti-bullying campaigns in their schools.

AntiBullying Pro Support Centre (This is run by The Diana Award’s Charity Group): Here you will find advice/support for a variety of bullying issues. Their team have answered some FAQ’s, each contain advice and support for young people, parent/guardians & professionals.  Contact them for more information.


dmcaDMCA Defender

DMCA Defender is a trusted leader is reputation management and repair. They specialize in reputation management and a professional DMCA take-down services. They are also dedicated to helping victims of revenge porn.


fortaliceFortalice Solutions

Fortalice Solutions was founded by Theresa Payton. They are a team of cyber-crime fighters protecting against internet predators. They design, develop and deploy affordable customized services and strategies that fend off the bad guys.


hackharassmentHack Harassment

Hack Harassment is a cooperative initiative among interested companies that want to take a stand against online harassment.

Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.


HeartMobHeartMob

HeartMob is a platform to help end online harassment. They believe that the freedom of speech online doesn’t mean anything if people are not free from abuse and harassment.

Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.


ICH_vertical-notagiCanHelp Delete Negativity

How one school made a difference and it went viral.

Leadership teachers Kim Karr and Matt Soeth co-founded a program called #iCANHELP when inspired by a concerned student after a fake and damaging Facebook page was created on a local teacher. Kim and Matt realized that STUDENTS WANTED TO DO SOMETHING about all the bullying and negativity on social media sites, they just needed the right tools to respond. The #iCANHELP message is clear- one person has the power to make a difference and delete negativity online and in his or her life. Through assemblies, presentations, social media campaigns, and student leadership trainings, #iCANHELP GIVES STUDENTS THE POWER to control the influences in their lives. Our speakers have traveled all over California speaking to elementary, middle, and high schools, rallying POSITIVE WARRIORS who are ready to combat negativity.


 

The Institute for Responsible Online and CellPhone Communication (IROC2)

Promoting positive use of technology and preventing digital abuse. Lessons of PUBLIC AND PERMANENT.

–   IROC2 Received the 2017 National Anti-Bullying Award by the School Safety Advocacy Council
–  Richard Guerry Received the 2011 Exemplary School Safety Initiative Award by the School Safety Advocacy Council
–  This Program Received the 2010 Exemplary School Safety Program Award by the School Safety Advocacy Council

Contact them for more information and speaking engagements.


kindcampaignKind Campaign

Kind Campaign is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl bullying through their global movement, documentary film, in-school assemblies and educational curriculums.

For more information about Kind Campaign, our free school programming and our measured impact, please CLICK HERE.


National Center for Missing and Exploited Childrencybertipline

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline receives reports regarding child sexual exploitation, including “sextortion”. Sextortion is a relatively new form of sexual exploitation that occurs primarily online and in which non-physical forms of coercion are utilized, such as blackmail, to acquire sexual content (photos/videos) of the child, obtain money from the child or engage in sex with the child.

www.missingkids.com/CyberTipline

1-800-843-5678


Online SOS Network

They are a team of mental health, business, and tech professionals who are concerned about the state of online spaces.

Contact them for mental health referrals at info@onlinesosnetwork.org.


Peyton Heart Project

The project is named after Peyton James, a 13-year-old boy who, in the fall of 2014, died by suicide after years of being bullied. We know far too well what the negative effects of bullying are on a child and how difficult it can be to believe that it will ever get better. Far too often, bullying leads to depression, self-harm and even suicide.

These delicate hearts, each one made by hand and each one representing the delicate heart of a life lost to suicide, have inspiring quotes attached to them. They are placed in public places around the world for people to find during their everyday lives. We hope the hearts cause people to stop for a moment and reflect on a young life lost to suicide, on bullying and on the fact that everyone’s life matters. We want to leave people with a feeling that there is still good out there in the world and we would like to inspire others to join us on this mission of kindness. If you would like to help spread the Peyton Heart Project and its message in your town, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn how you can become involved.


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Reclaim The Internet

Recl@im the Internet is a broad based campaign for action to challenge abuse online.

Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


reputationdefender_rgb-trademarkedReputation Defender/Reputation.com

ReputationDefender LLC was founded to provide online reputation and digital privacy solutions for individuals and businesses. A wholly owned subsidiary of ReputationDefender, they were the first business in the space and remain the industry leader.

Reputation.com believes that everyone has the right to be empowered online—whether that means controlling the spread of your personal information or the way you are portrayed to others.


RippleKindness3Ripple Kindness

A community project & primary school curriculum educating & inspiring understanding, connection & compassion to put an end to bullying & exclusion.

Learn more about their Kindness Cards. Email Lisa Curie for more information about this organization.


socialassuritySocial Assurity

Social Assurity consults with and educates students and their mentors, to help them create and disseminate an accurate and compelling picture of their lives via social media. The company’s broad range of e-courses, workshops and concierge services deliver a tangible advantage for college admissions and career opportunities.


sparkkindness

Spark Kindness

To build kind, empowered & inclusive communities where no child or family feels alone, bullied, unsupported or unconnected.  We support families, schools, coaches, artists, faith and community leaders in creating a culture that empowers youth and promotes kindness and respect.


staysafeonline

Stay Safe Online

Parenting tips about cyberbullying and online harassment.

Contact them and join their newsletter about the latest online safety tips and resources.


stompSTOMP Out Bullying (for youth)

STOMP Out Bullying™ is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying organization in America.

Please contact them by email using the email form or by phone at 877 N0BULLY (877-602-8559)


Streaming Lawyer

Mitch Jackson is a renown attorney not only in his 30 year career, but has always been on the cutting edge of cyber-law, internet defamation and more. An advocate for distracted driving and a leader in social media, he’s one of the best streaming lawyers online.

Contact Mitch Jackson at mitch@jacksonwilson.com or (949) 855-8751.


Troll Busterstrollbusters

TrollBusters was born at the International Women’s Media Foundation hackathon for women news entrepreneurs in New York City on January 30, 2015. The problem — Find a way to address trolls and cyber-harassment that predominantly affects strong women voices online. Their solution — Counter hate with love by sending positive, affirming messaging for the target to the point of attack. We provide a hedge of protection around the individual, helping to provide emotional support and reputation management during cyber crises.


TylerClementFoundationTyler Clementi Foundation 

Tyler’s story was heard around the world. Each day, Tyler’s memory lives on in a commitment many have made to stand up to bullying so that an individual, whether regardless of age, race, nationality, faith, gender identity, sexual orientation or cultural identity is ever facing a hostile environment without support.

Take the Upstander Pledge today.

Contact them for more information.


undoxmeUnDox.Me

This site was created to provide plain language, transparent information about actions you can take when your privacy is violated and images and other media of you are reposted without your consent.

Contact them for more information.


the-unslut-projectUnSlut Project

Founded by Emily Lindin, UnSlut Project helps educate and create awareness against sexual bullying with young girls and women.

Contact: info@unslutproject.com (424) 255-8570


withoutmyconsentWithout My Consent 

Tools to fight online harassment. This includes a detailed page entitled Conversations to Have With Your Lawyer, directions to obtain a Take Down, and steps to register a copyright on your images.


The WMC Speech Project

The WMC Speech Project is dedicated to raising public and media awareness about online harassment. The past several years have seen an increase in news, as well as a growing understanding that online harassment is a social, civil rights and workplace issue. However, many people, and institutions, think of harassment as “bullying,” instead of its much more complex and dynamic reality.


Do you have an organization that is making a difference in fighting online abuse? Contact us.

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Articles by Monica Lewinsky:

Roger Ailes Dream Was My Nightmare

2016: The Year the Trolls Won

Why Prince Williams Plea Against Cyberbullying Was Pitch Perfect

Bullied in Brooklyn: How We Failed Daniel Fitzpatrick

Meet the New Emoji Tool to Combat Cyberbullying

What It’s Like to Become A Halloween Costume

Nude Traffic: Have We Crossed the Double Yellow Line?

Shame and Survival

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