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

  • Online Hate Doesn’t Take Time-Off November 17, 2020
    Cyberbullying, Online Shaming and COVID It’s been an extremely challenging year for many people. The pandemic has everyone on edge and many are retreating to their devices as a distraction of reality. Sadly social media and the internet can be a sea of negativity as well as hateful content. Rise in online usage From school […]
  • Responsible Online Behavior Begins with Civility October 9, 2020
    3 C’s of Digital Civility Online Never doubt, our keyboards can be used as a tool or a weapon. It’s completely up to the user. I often hear, parents especially, that like to blame the apps or social platforms for cyberbullying, however we have to keep in mind that it’s human behavior that is using […]
  • 5 Ways to Share Smarter Online October 7, 2020
    Oversharing contributes to cyberbullying We live in a time where many people (of all ages) have become comfortable documenting their offline life — online. This has caused problems for some, especially if you’re in the job market or applying to colleges. As most of us know, you don’t get a second chance to make a […]
  • Prevent Cyberbullying: Stop Spreading Online Hate October 4, 2020
    3 Ways to Combat Online Hate There’s no question, 2020 has been a difficult year. Teens and tweens are spending even more time online as they are adapting to distancing learning virtually. It’s been a struggle both emotionally and socially for everyone. Different studies and surveys conclude that cyberbullying is on the rise, which is […]
  • 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 […]

Testimonials

Praise

Dear P.U.R.E.™ and Sue, I just wanted to give you an update. It was unbelievably difficult, but I feel sure that I made the right choice. She is beginning to admit that she has some issues to work on and I can rest assured that she is safe and well cared for. I knew that, if I kept her at home, it was only a matter of time before I would have gotten a call from the police dept., the emergency room or, heaven forbid, the coroner’s office. You may have helped me save my daughter’s life an… Read more
Diane, AL

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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.

Google Bomb Book

by Sue Scheff

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Wit’s End by Sue Scheff

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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