NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AUTHOR, PARENT ADVOCATE AND FAMILY INTERNET SAFETY ADVOCATE

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, Parentology 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 has been sharing her story and empowering audiences across the country at speaking engagements. Today your online reputation is the first impression people have of you — it can literally change the direction of your career, job and your life, as well as your teen’s college choice.

Learn more about the topic’s Sue can discuss at your next event.

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….


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

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:

RSS Sue’s Blog

  • Teen Internet Addiction March 28, 2020
    Internet addiction, is it real? YES! Today we are facing a time when teen depression is on the rise. Young people are struggling with anxiety, stress and overwhelmed by peer pressure. They are completely immersed in their screens without considering their emotional or physical health. Warning signs -An obsession with being online-Frustration, anxiety, and irritability […]
  • Social Shaming Should Not Be Part of Social Distancing March 18, 2020
    Social distancing shouldn’t be cruel. We are living in an extremely stressful and unusual times with the corona virus outbreak (COVID-19). With the majority of schools, restaurants, bars, retail stores, small businesses, etc…. closing – this means people are not only facing financial hardships, the emotional well-being of individuals is at risk too. Unfortunately we’re […]
  • Nice It Forward: Random Acts of Kindness February 17, 2020
    National Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th but do we need a day to remind us to be nice to each other? Being kind starts with us and should be everyday. Random Acts of Kindness Day is great time to emphasize the importance of humanity towards each other. At the same time, it’s […]
  • Cyberbullying Makes Teen Depression Worse February 7, 2020
    According to new research, cyberbullying can worsen symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young people. It’s not only about online bullying and harassment, social media use and screen time can lead to an increase in depression and anxiety among teens and adolescents. Sticks and stones may break your bones – but words, […]
  • Teens Learn Safe Sexting January 17, 2020
    In an age where sending nudes has become normalized, we must educate young people on how to handle sexual content; sexting. A JAMA Pediatrics study showed that 1 in 4 teens say they’re sexting—witness the sexting scandals that have popped up in small towns across America, from Duxbury, Massachusetts, to Cañon City, Colorado. The activity […]

Testimonials

Praise

Sue Scheff, This is the lady from Naples, Florida who first called you in March. I am happy and relieved to say that my son [names withheld]. He has been there about a week. I hear so far, so good. I am grateful that our path’s crossed on the internet and I found Pure and yes that you called me back right away and took the time to talk to me. Thank-you very much Please continue your much needed help to others
Janice P., FL

Order Shame Nation

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Order Shame Nation today from AmazonBarnes & Noble or Indie Books.  Also available on Blackstone Audio.

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.

Google Bomb Book

by Sue Scheff

Learn more about Google Bomb book.

 

Wit’s End by Sue Scheff

Visit Wit’s End site and read a free chapter.

Order on Amazon today.

The Today Show

First Coast News

Dr. Oz recommends Shame Nation book

Help Your Teens





Florida Times Union features Sue Scheff

St. Johns County author: We live in a ‘Shame Nation’ by Matt Soergel

Sue’s CPI: Clicking With Compassion in an Age of Cruelty & Trolling

Sue Featured on Aftershow: Internet Ruined My Life




Sue’s Video Clips