Special Feature: Internet Safety - Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking

Publications and Multimedia

Indicators of School Crime and Safety
U.S. Department of Education and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual
Dealing with Cyberbullies
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, July 2018
Law Enforcement Cyber Center
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, April 2018
Using Research to Understand Cyberbullying video graphic
National Institute of Justice, October 2016
Four Things to Know About Cyberbullying blog graphic
National Institutes of Health, September 2016
Understanding Cyberbullying: Developing an Evidence-Based Definition
National Institute of Justice, September 2016
Electronic Harassment – Concept Map and Definition
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2016
Technology-Involved Harassment Victimization: Placement in a Broader Victimization Context
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2015
Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Tips for Law Enforcement
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, August 2014
Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online
Federal Trade Commission, January 2014
Real Crimes in Virtual Worlds
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, December 2013
Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2013
Teen Dating Abuse and Harassment in the Digital World: Implications for Prevention and Intervention
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, February 2013
Technology Safety Planning with Survivors
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, 2013
Law Enforcement and Cyberbullying Fact Sheet
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, November 2012
Stalking Victims in the United States – Revised
Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 2012
Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results From the 2009 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
U.S. Department of Education: National Center for Education Statistics, August 2011
Stand Up to Cyberbullying video graphic
Federal Trade Commission, October 2010
Youth Safety on a Living Internet: Report of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group
Online Safety and Technology Working Group, June 2010
High-Tech Stalking
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, 2009
Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies: Final Report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force to the Multi-State Working Group on Social Networking of State Attorneys General of the United States
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, December 2008

Related Resources

Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Cyberbullying
This section of the FTC site provides advice and resources about cyberbullying for parents.
GirlsHealth.gov: Cyberbullying
Created by the National Women's Health Information Center, this site provides information and resources to help girls learn about issues they may face, including bullying and cyberbullying.
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments: Bullying/Cyberbullying
The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students. The Center offers information and technical assistance to states, districts, schools, institutions of higher learning, and communities focused on improving student supports and academic enrichment. One of the three purposes of the Center's Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program is to improve school conditions as a means of improving academic achievement by ensuring all students are healthy and feel safe and supported.
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC): Cyberbullying
NCPC, through funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, offers resources including fact sheets and podcasts about cyberbullying, taking action in schools, creating community change, and how teens feel about cyberbullying.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Stalking
This OVC Web page provides information on rights and services afforded to victims of stalking, including cyberstalking. Included are links to related organizations as well as publications that address the issue of stalking.
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
OVW provides information on the U.S. Department of Justice's legal and policy issues regarding violence against women and responds to requests for information regarding crimes committed against women, including stalking.
This website, created by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides information on bullying, including where children can turn if they are being bullied and resources for adults to help prevent bullying.
Technology Safety & Privacy: A Toolkit for Survivors
This toolkit contains safety tips, information, and privacy strategies for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking related to the use of technology. With support from the Office for Victims of Crime, the toolkit was produced by the National Network to End Domestic Violence's Safety Net Project which develops resources and information on the use of technology for survivors and the agencies that support them.
The Use of Technology to Stalk: An Online Course video graphic
Produced by the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, this free self-paced, interactive online training will help increase the ability of criminal justice professionals and victim service providers to recognize how stalkers use technology and, ultimately, enhance their ability to work with victims of stalking. This course highlights: how stalkers use technologies to locate, harass, and surveil their victims; steps to assist in investigating stalking crimes; and how to support victims of stalking.

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