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

Training on Cyberbullying

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

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.

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.


These podcasts explore different topics including: general cyberbullying information, taking action in schools, creating change in your community and how teens feel about cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying Podcast Series: “The Basic Facts on Cyberbullying
A podcast discussing basic facts on cyberbullying

Cyberbullying Podcast Series: “Taking Action
A podcast exploring different ways in which you can prevent and manage cyberbullying

Cyberbullying Podcast Series: “Creating Change
A podcast on creating change in schools and bystander empowerment

Cyberbullying Podcast Series: “Students Speak Out
A podcast where teens weigh in on how they feel about cyberbullying

Cyberbullying Podcast Series: “Improving Public Safety” Part 1 | Part 2
A podcast on bullying and cyberbullying crime prevention

Cyberbullying Tip Sheets

Reproducible handouts on Cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying Tips for Teens
A reproducible handout for teens on cyberbullying safety.

Cyberbullying: What is it?
A reproducible handout on the basics of cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying Prevention: Working Together
A reproducible handout on how everyone can get involved in cyberbullying prevention.

Cyberbullying: Spotting the Signs
A reproducible handout on the signs that someone is being cyberbullied.

Educators Preventing Cyberbullying
A reproducible handout for educators on how to prevent cyberbullying in school.

Staying Informed: Cyberbullying Laws & Legislation
A reproducible handout on how to stay up-to-date on cyberbullying laws and legislation.

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

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.