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Cyberbullying Research

Cyberbullying is the use of technology for social cruelty, which can include harassment, impersonation, denigration, trickery, exclusion and stalking.

Cyberbullies may use email, chat rooms, discussion forums, instant messaging, cell phone text messaging or popular teen web sites such as Facebook.com. (Info from CTAP)

Cyberbullying Resources

CommonSense Media Cyberbullying Toolkit

FREE Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators offers engaging lesson plans and easy-to-use parent engagement resources - all organized by grade level. The toolkit also includes an engaging video designed to get educators thinking about the role they can play in stopping cyberbullying in its tracks. Learn more about the toolkit at www.commonsense.org/cyberbullying-toolkit

Cyberbullying Research Center

This website, run by two leading researchers, Dr. Justin W. Patchin and Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Provides quizzes, research & information sheets on the topic. They have created a Cyberbullying Incident Tracking Form (PDF)

Additional Incident Report Forms

CSRIU by Nancy Willard (PDF)

Hoover City Schools (PDF), Alabama

Cyberbullying Trustee Poster from Cyberbullying Research Center

iKeepSafe/Generation Safe

Incident Response Tool (FEE-Based)

Suspension Form

Reflecting AB86 Updates

For more resources to help prevent cyberbullying click here.


BrainPop: Cyberbullying

BrainPop, a provider of animated instructional videos, provides a FREE video lesson on cyberbullying with accompanying activities and resources. It includes a quiz that can be emailed to the teacher. (grades 4-8)


Common Sense Media Education

Based on the work of Howard Gardner and the GoodPlay Project at Harvard, the curriculum uses case studies to emphasize critical thinking and decision making. Lessons are divided into three major topical strands: 1. Safety and Security, 2. Digital Citizenship and 3. Research and Information Literacy. It's FREE, but you must register as an educator to access the units. The unit, Connected Culture, offers 6 lessons on cyberbullying. You can access grade K-5 lessons on cyberbullying here. (Grades K-8)



Now part of Common Sense Media's resources, these FREE comprehensive, standards-based lesson plans cover Safety and Security, Manners and Cybercitizenship, Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship. (grades K-12) 



Once you register your class for this FREE program, each month students compete in their grade to win the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge and a trophy on a different topic. Students do an online scavenge hunt and complete a quiz. The program starts over with a new topic each month (September-May), so you can join at any time. Topics range from protecting personal Information, to cyberbullying to copyright. (grades 3-8)


Heads Up: Stop. Think. Click.
This FREE guide for kids from the FTC has tips on sharing information with care, interacting with tact, and cyberbullying. It is the companion piece to the parents' guide, Net Cetera (see below). It is a great discussion tool for teachers. Printed booklets can be ordered in bulk for FREE here. (grades 6-8)


NetSmartz Workshop (English and Spanish!)

This FREE interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is designed to help teach children ages 5-17 to be safer off and online. The site provides an Online Safety Education Kit (grades K-6), video lessons (grades 4-12), and  downloadable presentations for parents, tweens, and teens. See the video lessons on cyberbullying here. You can also go directly to NSTeens animated videos or Real-Life Stories videos---a series of narratives from teens about real experiences of online victimization. (grades K-12)



Part of the FindYouthInfo.gov, this site from the U.S. government contains excellent advice for parents about bullying.


Family Media Agreements
Use these Internet Safety Pledges from Netsmartz and Common Sense Media to promote safety discussions and create safer boundaries for computer use at home.


Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online (English and Spanish!)

This FREE guide for parents from the FTC contains advice for parents of kids at different ages (tweens and teens) on social networking, cell phones, sexting, cyberbullying, and file sharing. Printed booklets can be ordered in bulk for FREE here. Also see Heads Up: Stop. Think. Click. above. 


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NetSmartz Workshop 

This FREE interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is designed to help teach children ages 5-17 to be safer off and online. The site provides cyberbullying research and tips for parents, as well as, videos  about talking to your children about cyberbullying and protecting personal information.