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

  • How Much is Too Much Screen Time for Teens May 11, 2022
    Is Excessive Screen Time Causing Teen Depression and Anxiety? Common Sense Media reported that screen use for adolescents jumped 17 percent since 2019, a steeper increase than in the prior four years prior the pandemic.  Screen use rose by nearly 50 minutes per day for those ages 8 to 12 (tweens) to five hours and 33 minutes […]
  • How Students Can Use Social Media to Boost Their Online Reputation May 6, 2022
    Online Behavior is a Reflection of Offline Character In a world where the majority of people are connected through a variety of social media networks, it’s likely our first impression of someone will be what we read about them online. According to a national survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder, the majority […]
  • Teens Buying Drugs Online May 2, 2022
    Years ago when a teenager wanted to score drugs they didn’t have look far, it was to their friends (negative peer group), classmates in school, at parties or even from our home medicine cabinet. Fast forward today and you’ll find young people are now getting drugs online, perhaps now more than ever. Good teens, bad […]
  • Tips for Creating A Smartphone Contract April 14, 2022
    Having a smartphone contract in place early can help your kids understand the guidelines you expect to follow as well as the consequences they can expect when they are broken. Smartphone contracts can also help limit screen time. Giving kids a cell phone means giving them a lot of responsibility. Having a cell phone contract is a good way […]

Testimonials

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Sue THANK YOU SO MUCH! I found your information so very helpful. I am SOOO GLAD you put that info in a place I could find it! I was searching for parent info that was not put out by the school! If you have any info that could help me, I welcome any knowledge you would care to share! THANK YOU – God bless!
Sherry, CA

Shame Nation:

The Global Epidemic of Online Hate

 

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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?
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Google Bomb Book

by Sue Scheff

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Wit’s End by Sue Scheff

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Florida Times Union features Sue Scheff

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