Welcome to the official site of Sue Scheff. After a harrowing experience trying to find help for her own daughter in 2001, she founded Parent’s Universal Resource Experts and has since assisted over 50,000 families with their own teens. In 2003 she become a target of an online smear campaign. She fought back by taking her assailant to court and winning a landmark case for Internet defamation and invasion of privacy for $11.3M.

Today Sue Scheff speaks frequently on the importance of online reputation, public shaming and the rise of incivility. She has been featured on numerous media outlets including The Today Show, ABC News, CBS Morning Show, CNN, Fox News and more. Sue is also a regular contributor for Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Today Show Parents, NBC Education Nation, Washington Post, Orlando Sentinel and more.

Sue Scheff has three published books. Her latest, Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate (Sourcebooks, 2017) with Melissa Schorr, features a foreword by Monica Lewinsky. Her second book, Google Bomb (HCI, 2009), with a foreword by Michael Fertik and co-authored by the late Internet attorney, John Dozier, tells the story of how she won the $11.3M online shaming landmark case in Florida and recovered from Internet disaster. Her first book, Wit’s End: A Parent’s True Story (HCI, 2007), details how deceptive the teen-help industry can be and shares how Sue created her organization that has since helped thousands.

Sue’s area of expertise

“Until you have survived a digital Scarlet Letter, many are unaware of how deep the emotional scars are and how long they can last. My cyber-shaming attack happened when I was an adult, I completely understand the new word that we are now hearing too frequently – bullycide….

“Never underestimate the financial destruction online shaming does to people – to this day I have shared that it was my lawyer that vindicated me but online reputation management that gave me my life back.” – Sue Scheff

“The very weapon that destroyed you online becomes the tool that rebuilds you — the internet.” – Sue Scheff

It’s firsthand experiences and years of advocacy that separates Sue Scheff from others in the field of online safety and digital wellness. Do you need an expert for your next article, TV segment, podcast, radio, webinar or event on the following topics:

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  • Online Privacy: What You Need to Know December 15, 2018
    In this current digital era, people rely on the internet for virtually everything. We find our answers online, make friends and share personal information online, and reveal our private financial information in online shopping platforms among other activities. While the internet has made life a lot easier, it certainly raises serious issues regarding the privacy […]
  • Teens, Screens and Risky Behavior December 8, 2018
    New data shows that two-thirds of teens surveyed say they have engaged in at least one risky behavior online. The survey1, commissioned by AT&T, polled New York City teens, parents of teens and millennial parents of younger children to gauge how children are consuming media on mobile devices – and what their parents understand of their behaviors. […]
  • New Teen Life on Social Media December 1, 2018
    Say goodbye to selfies and hello to more meaningful relationships. Social media is where the majority of teens reside today. According to a new PEW survey, Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences, the majority of teens (81 percent) feel more connected to their friends because of social media and 68 percent feel as if they […]
  • Being A Cyber-Mentor to Your Teen November 26, 2018
    Ways you can be a cyber-mentor to your teenager. Teens may always be an app ahead of us, or even more cyber-savvy than most parents, but there is one thing that technology will never be able to give them — our parenting wisdom. Being a cyber-mentor is not only leading by example and being their […]
  • Bullying Behavior of Adults: Lessons to Stop this Cruelty November 10, 2018
    Adults Acting Badly: When Bullying Behavior No Longer Is Child’s Play In a recent survey by Anti-Bullying Alliance, children aged 11 to 16 believe that adults are setting a poor example by behaving badly to each other face-to-face, online or in the media. The majority, 97 percent said they would like to see more respect shown […]

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Sue Scheff, Thank you for all your help and recommendations. We are trying to work with a psychologist and I’ve set up counseling at his present school. Thank you again for all your help. I cannot thank you enough for your honesty. God Bless. Keep up the good work.
Mrs. M., FL

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Preventing & Overcoming Online Shame

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  • Tips on How to prevent online shaming. Sue provides guidelines to adhere to when posting online. Such as being mindful of what you post, learn patience, de-clutter your friends list!
  • Tips once online shaming or cyber bullying has occurred.
  • Steps to triumph in the area of online shaming.
  • How to build up and humanize your online persona.
  • How to check-in with yourself- am I representing myself in the way that is genuine and kind?
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Google Bomb Book by Sue Scheff

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Wit’s End by Sue Scheff

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Preventing & Overcoming Online Shame

Listen to Dr. Robyn & Sue Scheff

  • Tips on How to prevent online shaming. Sue provides guidelines to adhere to when posting online. Such as being mindful of what you post, learn patience, de-clutter your friends list!
  • Tips once online shaming or cyber bullying has occurred.
  • Steps to triumph in the area of online shaming.
  • How to build up and humanize your online persona.
  • How to check-in with yourself- am I representing myself in the way that is genuine and kind?
  • Click here to listen.

Help Your Teens: Founder Sue Scheff


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Sue Featured on Aftershow: Internet Ruined My Life


Sue’s CPI Podcast Parenting & CyberSafety


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