Cyberbullying

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 afterschool 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.

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.

Downloadable Resources on Cyberbullying

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