Cyberbullying Research Center

The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Cyberbullying can be defined as “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.”

Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

Federal Communications Commission – Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

“The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) imposes certain types of requirements on any school or library that receives funding support for Internet access or internal connections from the ‘E-rate’ program – a program that makes certain technology more affordable for eligible schools and libraries.”


“The Internet is an increasingly important place to work, play and learn for both adults and children. At the same time, we are concerned about the risks we face online. The challenge is to stay “one-click” ahead of would-be pornographers, hackers, child-predators and those who would misuse your and your child’s sensitive information. GetNetWise can help.”

i-SAFE America

“The United States Congress has designated i-SAFE America Inc, a non-profit Internet safety foundation, to bring Internet safety education and awareness to the youth of this country. Founded in 1998, i-SAFE is a proactive prevention-oriented Internet safety awareness program. We provide age-appropriate K-12 curriculum to schools in all 50 states FREE of charge.”

Internet Keep Safe Coalition

“The Internet Keep Safe Coalition group teaches basic rules of Internet safety to children and parents, reaching them online and in school. Governors and/or first spouses formed this coalition in partnership with a growing list of crime prevention organizations, law enforcement agencies, foundations and corporate sponsors.”

Learn About Password Security: Password Generators and More

“Passwords are a type of authentication to gain access to a resource, typically in the form of a secret word or string of characters. They are used for a variety of purposes online, such as for banking logins, bill pay, shopping transactions and for business purposes. Passwords are the first line of defense that users have against hackers and other individuals who have ill intentions with personal information.”

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

The Nation’s Resource Center for Child Protection 1-800-THE-LOST

National Conference of State Legislatures: Children and the Internet: Laws Relating to Filtering, Blocking and Usage Policies in Schools and Libraries

“Children and the Internet: Laws Relating to Filtering, Blocking and Usage Policies in Schools and Libraries.”

Parry Aftab, Esq., The Privacy Lawyer

Managing cybercrime, privacy and cyber-abuse risks

PoliceNotebook, The

“The University of Oklahoma Police Department has set up this Internet website to provide crime prevention and safety information to the University community.”

Protecting Children’s Privacy Online – A Guide for Parents, Carers and Educators

“One of the key factors to staying safe online, particularly on social media, is protecting your privacy. This is often overlooked and most internet safety resources focus on the obvious aspects such as not talking to strangers online etc whereas we dig into what parents, carers and educators can do to ensure children can enjoy social networks safely.”

“Your family’s guide to making the Internet and Technology fun, safe and productive.”

“A place for parents and teens to learn how to use the Internet safely. No preaching, just good advice.” – The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)

“A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the go-to resource for cyber security awareness and education for home user, small business, and education audiences.”

Stop Cyber Bullying

“What is cyberbullying, exactly?”

“It’s when one child targets another child using interactive technologies such as cell phones, text-messaging devices, interactive games, instant messages, password and ID theft or cyber-bashing websites.”

“Delivering smart, safe and responsible surfing messages to children, teens, schools and parents, online and offline.”

Don’t Stand By – Stand Up! Take the Promise

If I witness cyberbullying, I will not join in, nor will I stand by idly. I realize that bullies thrive on the support and attention of bystanders. I promise I will not support cyberbullies. I will stand up for what is right and report cyberbullying to the appropriate people.

I promise to be aware of what I say and do on line, how my actions impact others, and will not become a cyberbully.

I promise to use good “digital hygiene” by using strong passwords and not sharing them. I will regularly update and use good virus and malware protection. I will protect my computer from malicious code and hackers.


“Teenangels is a group of 13-18 year-old volunteers that have been specially trained by the FBI, local law enforcement, and many other leading safety experts in all aspects of online safety, privacy, and security.”

Web Wise Kids

“Web Wise Kids are a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring child internet safety by living tips and advice to parents and children on how to protect themselves from online predators”


“WHOA Kids/Teen Division is the offshoot of WHOA, a volunteer organization founded in 1997, to fight online bullying, harassment and stalking of Kids and Teens.”

Wired Kids, Inc.

“Wired Kids, Inc. is a U.S. charity dedicated to protecting all Internet users, especially children, from cybercrime and abuse. It operates several programs and Web sites designed to help everyone learn how to protect their privacy and security online and to teach responsible Internet use.”