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 Gaming Addiction June 21, 2021
    Signs of Teen Gaming Addiction Many parents are concerned with the amount of time their tweens and teens spend online. Whether it’s communicating with friends through social media, texting or chatting — or they are playing video games, it all involves screen-time. What is gaming internet addiction? Experts say that just because someone uses the […]
  • Social Media: The Emotional Impact on Teens May 13, 2021
    Preventing the Adverse Effects of Social Media on Teens Social media was created to make people socialize virtually, and that has been possible to some extent. There are multiple other benefits of social media as well, but the question is do the pros outweigh the cons of social media. If you aren’t wise enough, things […]
  • Digital Citizenship: The Most Important Thing for a Screen-Using Youth To Learn April 13, 2021
    Young people spend much of their lives in front of a screen, and with the pandemic, that time has increased substantially. Yet, few young people are taught how to be good citizens online, let alone how to balance the time they spend online with all the other parts of life—like sleeping, mealtimes, exercise, and face-to-face […]
  • Summer Camps for Digital Detox March 29, 2021
    Summer Camps to Help Digital Addiction Will a therapeutic summer camp help your teen’s digital addiction? Many teens today have been experiencing depression, anxiety, under-performing in school if not completely failing classes — we’ve even witnessed a rise in truancy and youth that were once excelling that are now barely passing. Internet and cellphone addiction […]
  • Living In A Cancel Culture March 9, 2021
    How the Cancel Culture Can Impact Your Online Reputation The Cancel Culture (formerly referred to as the “call-out” culture) is now how people are using social media to publicly shame (usually celebrities or brands) due to what they deem is a controversial issue or act. Whether it’s politics or the car you drive, it seems everyone has […]

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

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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

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Wit’s End by Sue Scheff

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Latest News

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Sue Scheff, Founder of Help Your Teens

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Speaking Engagements

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’s Video Clips