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Internet Safety

Special Feature

Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking

This page contains topical federal and federally-supported materials and websites.

Publications & 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, November 2019

Contents and Contexts of Cyberbullying: An Epidemiologic Study using Electronic Detection and Social Network Analysis
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2019

Cyberbullying and Law Enforcement
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2019

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

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

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

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 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 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 webpage 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.