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 Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts February 1, 2023
    We are facing a mental health crisis among adolescents, help for troubled teens struggling with suicidal thoughts has been rising since 2019. Since 2020 teen depression and anxiety has doubled, with many experts pointing to excess screen-time as a big part of the problem. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers between the ages of 15 […]
  • Talking to Your Teen About Cyberbullying January 1, 2023
    According to a survey from Pew Research, nearly half of U.S. teens say they have been bullied or harassed online.   Did you know that simply spending a meal with your teenager once a day, listening and talking (without devices) can help build a foundation for a strong relationship that provides support so your teen feels comfortable to come to […]
  • Talking To Teens About Catfishing December 1, 2022
    We have heard the horror stories of cyberbullying over the past several years, and they never get easier to hear. Catfishing is an extended branch of online harassment that takes cruelty to a new level. The tragedy in Riverside California is a cruel reminder of the dark-side of the web and why parents must constantly […]
  • Pros and Cons of Virtual Therapy for Teens November 7, 2022
    Is Virtual Therapy Effective for Troubled Teens?   Many troubled teenagers will completely shut down if you attempt to take them to a therapist’s office, but is online therapy effective for teens struggling with mental health issues?    Since the pandemic, virtual therapy has gained more popularity and continues to support people of all ages […]

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

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?
  • Click here to listen.

Google Bomb Book

by Sue Scheff

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Wit’s End by Sue Scheff

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

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The Today Show

Dr. Oz recommends Shame Nation book

Help Your Teens





 

 

Sue Featured on Aftershow: Internet Ruined My Life

 

 




 

 

 

 

Latest News

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

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