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Responding to Cyberbullying RULE

As a leading provider of anti-bias training and resources, the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute offers innovative programming to help schools develop a comprehensive approach to prevent and intervene against cyberbullying as part of a broader strategy to create safe schools for all students.

ADL offers the following interactive workshops for middle and high schools on Cyberbullying:

Trickery, Trolling and Threats: Understanding and Addressing Cyberbullying
Half or full-day professional development workshop for administrators, educators and student support personnel. Participants will:
  • Identify the unique features and impact of cyberbullying
  • Explore its connections to bias-motivated behaviors and online hate activities
  • Learn strategies for empowering students to respond to cyberbullying and for fostering a culture of e-safety among youth
  • Discuss a school’s ethical responsibility to respond to cyberbullying
  • Examine key legal issues including free speech, privacy, liability and criminal law
Cyberbullying: Focus on the Legal Issues
2.5 hour workshop for administrators. Participants will:
  • Explore key legal and constitutional issues including free speech, privacy, liability and criminal law
  • Discuss hate crimes and bias incidents in cyberspace
  • Examine appropriate school responses to cyberbullying and cyberthreats
CyberALLY™ is a half or full-day interactive training for middle and high school students that provides practical information and opportunities for skill-building that will support students in developing personal strategies for protecting themselves against cyberbullying as well as acting as cyberallies—preventing and taking action against cyberbullying and social cruelty in online forums. Participants will:
  • be empowered to recognize and effectively address cyberbullying
  • explore the connections between cyberbullying, bias-motivated behavior and online hate activities
  • gain tools and skills needed to respond to cyberbullying and to be cyberallies to others
Download CyberALLY Flier

Youth and Cyberbullying: What Families Don’t Know Will Hurt Them
1.5–2 hour training for adult family members.  Participants will:

  • Increase their understanding and awareness about the problem of cyberbullying
  • Increase their ability to effectively discuss and respond to their children’s/teen’s experiences with cyberbullying
  • Gain the tools/skills needed to educate their children/teens in responding to cyberbullying and in being allies to others

Download General Program Flier

Contact your local ADL Regional Office for more information about program availability and fees.

ADL Cyberbullying Homepage
Cyberbullying: Understanding and Addressing Online Cruelty
Resources and Lessons for Students and Educators
Administrators (focus on legal issues)
Parents and Family Members
Middle and High School Students
Download General Program Flier
Download Student Program Flier
Tips on How to Respond to Cyberbullying
For Educators
For Family Members
For Youth
Related Materials
Combat Bullying: Tools and Resources
ADL Model Cyberbullying Prevention Status
Words That Heal: Using Children's Literature to Address Bullying
“What Did You Just Say?”: Challenging Biased Language
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