Sue Scheff Author and Advocate

Sue Scheff Author and Advocate


Sue Scheff is an Author and Parent Advocate. She founded and created Parents’ Universal Resource Expert (P.U.R.E.) in 2001 and for a decade has been helping families with at-risk teens. Her specialty is educating parents on the daunting industry of teen help and locating safe and quality residential therapy resources when parents are at their wit’s end.


Sue Scheff also is proactive in promoting positive digital wellness through online reputation, through cyberbullying prevention and digital resilience and online reputation management.


She has three published books, Wit’s End (HCI 2007), Google Bomb (HCI 2009) with a foreword by Michael Fertik and her latest, Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate (Sourcebooks 2017) with a foreword by Monica Lewinsky.


After being stalked, harassed, bullied and slandered online – in 2006, Scheff won a landmark case for internet defamation with an $11.3M jury verdict.  Since then, she’s been an advocate for cyberbullying prevention and promoting the importance of online reputation. 


Sue Scheff is a contributor for Psychology Today, HuffPost, Today Show Parenting, NBC’s Education Nation, Washington Post, Orlando Sentinel, Stop Medicine Abuse, Dr. Greene and more. She has been featured on ABC 20/20, Today Show, CNN, CBS This Morning, The Mel Robbins Show, Fox News, Anderson Cooper, Nightly News with Katie Couric, Rachael Ray Show, Dr. Phil, and more. Scheff has also been in USA Today, LA Times, NYT’s,


Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, AARP, just to name a few.


As a Parent Advocate, Sue Scheff believes that parenting teens today is a challenge and parents need all the help and resources they can get. An educated parent is a prepared parent.


Sue Scheff’s articles in various publications around the web:


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A Platform for Good: Back to School Doesn’t Mean Back to Bullying
Sue Scheff Blog Listed in Top 20 Parenting Blogs and Websites
Sue Scheff Blog Listed in Top 20 Parenting Blogs and Websites
Be CyberWise: How to Be a Cyber-Wise Parent & Role Model
The Huffington Post: Bullies and Cyberbullies Don’t Take a Summer Vacation
GalTime: Good Kids, Bad Choices: When Parents Reach Wit’s End
A Platform for Good Project: Hey Mom and Dad, What Does the Internet Say About You? The Importance of Talking to Your Kids About How to Keep Your Personal Info Safe Online (PDF) Why Anger on the Internet is Bad for You (and Your Kids!) Expert Sue Scheff Offers Parents 10 Tips to Help Prevent Teen Drug Addiction
GalTime: 10 Tips To Prevent Teen Drug/Substance Abuse


Sue Scheff’s contributions to Huffington Post Blog:


Adult Bullying: Harassment By People You RespectNEW: Cyberbullying: Avoiding Tragedies With Community Cyber-ShieldsNEW: Submit the Documentary: The Reality of CyberbullyingNEW: The Best Answer to Cyberbullying We Have Seen Yet

Are You Ready For Google Glass? 3 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

How Teachers Can Help Create Cyber-Shields for Their Students
Accidental Bullying and Cyberbullying
Facebook Is Not A Diary
ReTweet Family Values At Home and Online
Be Aware: The Dangers of Food Allergy Bullying
Creating A Cyber-Shield Through Parenting and Awareness
Empowering and Inspiring Teen Girls to #TakeNoBullies This Summer
The Huffington Post: Online Reputation Management Is Finally Being Recognized by Teens
The Huffington Post: Google Glass: A Wink Away from Stranger Danger?
The Huffington Post: Bullies and Cyberbullies Don’t Take a Summer Vacation
Smile, Snap, Click and Post (or Not): Graduation and Prom Party Digital Drama Footprints
Spring Break, Teens, and Online Reputation
Catfish: Why Parents Need To Discuss It With Their Teens
Google Apps: Saving Schools Money or Paying With Your Kid’s Privacy?
Why Are More Teens Turning to Tumblr?


Sue Scheff shares her story with Career Thoughts, answers questionscareer-thoughts-logo



As Featured On

… and on many other networks, television and radio programs, newspapers, and other media outlets [ see partial list ].

Sue Scheff’s series on cyber-safety and your child’s online reputation as a guest blogger for Dr. Greene.

Sue Scheff Celebrates A Decade Of Helping Families With Troubled Teens


Top 10 Parenting Quick Tips of 2009, by Sue Scheff

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