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Written by Gaggle
on February 2, 2017

There are so many cyberbullying resources available today that you might have a difficult time discerning where to begin or turn to next. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites while also letting you know whom each resource is ideal for, whether administrators, educators, parents or students.

Who? Educators and Parents

Founded by journalist and author Larry Magid, is a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. You’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news, a blogging community and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy.

Cyberbullying Research Center
Who? Administrators, Educators, Parents, Law Enforcement and Students offers an array of helpful resources, including detailed accounts of bullying and sexting laws; cyberbullying research, facts, and statistics; cyberbullying presentations for all types of purposes; references to blogs and books; and much more. The site continually updates material, so be sure to visit it regularly for new content.

Who? Educators and Parents
CyberWise is dedicated to supporting busy grownups who want to help youth use digital media confidently and safely. In addition to providing this website packed with free videos, ebooks, curated news and research about digital media, Cyberwise provides workshops and professional development, offers an award-winning course called Cyber Civics and produces great content for both parents and educators on how to keep kids safe online.

End to Cyber Bullying
Who? Administrators, Educators, Parents and Students

The End to Cyber Bullying (ETCB) organization is a state-certified, non-profit organization founded in the hopes of creating a social networking world devoid of cyberbullying. The focus, therefore, is not simply on informing the public, but also effecting change. The website offers ways to volunteer, act and donate, in addition to learning.

Who? Teachers and Parents

MediaSmarts is a Canadian non-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to digital and media literacy. In addition to promoting educational technology, it also does a great job focusing on the risks, including cyberbullying. This website offers great resources for teachers and parents in particular. When reading, remember that any laws referenced might not be applicable  in the United States.
Who? Administrators, Educators, Parents and Students is an online forum aimed at educating, advising, counseling and all importantly, helping to stop bullying, in particular, cyberbullying. Resources are neatly divided according to whom they will help, whether parents, teens, teachers and others. You will learn about the different types of bullying and laws and gain access to articles on health and well-being. This site focuses on bullying as such, not just cyberbullying, so it’s possible you may find more than you’re looking for.
Who? Educators and Parents

SafeKids is one of the oldest and most enduring sites on Internet safety. Founder Larry Magid (also the founder of ConnectSafely) is the author of the original National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s 1994 brochure, “Child Safety on the Information Highway.” You will find safety advice, guides, answers to frequently asked questions, tips for parents and more.
Who? Administrators, Educators, Parents and Students provides a ton of information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. Operated by the federal government and managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, it’s as action-oriented as it is informational, so you can learn a lot about how you can take steps forward in reducing cyberbullying. You will also find references to laws relevant to cyberbullying.

Lastly, don’t forget to learn how Gaggle Safety Management provides early warning detection of cyberbullying for schools and districts across the country.

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