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

  • Teens, Texting and Scholarly Facts September 19, 2020
    Texting Trivia While we are all living in this new normal, it seems our devices are our main source of communication. This is an an oldie but goodie post that I think is very interesting — especially now as we are all attached to our phones. You probably already have a few pretty good ideas […]
  • Making Online Learning Fun for Teens August 20, 2020
    Finding Your Teen’s Passion Does your teen love writing, film, arts, graphics, creativity? It’s been a difficult past six months, especially for teenagers. From boredom, to anxiety and even depression, young people are emotionally struggling with this new normal. Now they are facing the new classroom. Online and distance learning can be challenging, so if […]
  • Back to School: Online Privacy and COVID July 29, 2020
    The New Classroom Imagine it is fall and your child is smiling away in in her new Zoom classroom, hair a mess, pajama shirt still on. From the corner of your eye, you notice another parent in another child’s square hold up her iPhone, poised to take a picture of the class. Would you be […]
  • Online Safety: Starting Kids Early July 6, 2020
    Ten reasons kids should be online at an early age Much has been made of the potentially hazardous landscape for children that is the internet, and rightly so. Parents do need to be concerned about how their children make use of this valuable tool, and a valuable tool it surely is. No longer a luxury […]
  • Bad Habits Teens Pick-up from Social Media Platforms June 5, 2020
    7 ways to help your teen avoid bad habits on social media. You had to have seen this one coming: kids are picking up bad habits from their extensive use of social media. This can’t come as too big of a surprise though, because it stands to reason that something so popular and fun would […]

Testimonials

Praise

Dear Sue Scheff, Thank for your help it’s so hard to find help for children theses days. So when I seen your response it just brighten my day so I just want to say thanks.
Julie L., TX

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

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Wit’s End by Sue Scheff

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Latest News

Shame Nation book named one of the best books to give your 2020 graduate. Read more.

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