Cyberbullying Resources for Parents and Caregivers

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As caring and supportive adults, we aspire to guide youth toward becoming compassionate, understanding, and resilient individuals. In a world where social and emotional challenges are plenty, teens need the right tools to navigate life’s complexities with kindness and empathy. 

That’s why The Jed Foundation (JED) is a proud member of The Choose Kindness Project. Guided by an alliance of 22 of the nation’s leading organizations on bullying prevention, intentional inclusion, and mental wellness, The Choose Kindness Project’s primary goal is to foster collaboration and innovation that expands our reach and impact with youth, families, coaches, and other caring adults.

In support of the Alliance, we are thrilled to introduce the Choose Kindness Project cyberbullying resources to complement the Parent Playbook and Educator & Coach Toolkit

Decision Trees 

Teens can face many different situations when it comes to cyberbullying. Our decision trees offer a step-by-step approach for parents and caregivers to handle these situations. Each decision tree provides a practical guide for thoughtful action.

Each branch of the decision tree poses questions and scenarios that encourage critical thinking and self-reflection. By exploring these paths, young people are better positioned to understand the consequences of their choices and to consider other people’s feelings. Each decision tree is a conversation starter, problem solver, and kindness coach all in one.

Engaging Videos 

Along with the decision trees, JED has crafted a series of videos that bring the concepts of kindness and empathy to life. Led by two of JED’s clinical experts Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth and Dr. Katie Hurley, the videos provide relatable, real-life narratives and are designed to help make kindness and mental health a priority for youth and their communities. 

Through storytelling, our videos aim to inspire and motivate, demonstrating how every act of kindness — no matter how small— can make a significant difference in someone’s life. 

The Parents Guide: Your Roadmap to Raising Kind Kids 

To further support your journey, we invite you to download The Choose Kindness Projects comprehensive Parent Playbooks. The guide is full of insights, tips, and actionable strategies to help you foster an environment where kindness is celebrated and practiced daily.

Join Us in Choosing Kindness 

At JED, we believe in the transformative power of kindness. We are committed to providing resources that support the emotional health of teens and young adults. We invite you to explore these resources anytime, anywhere. Together, let’s embark on this journey of kindness, creating a brighter, more compassionate future for teens and the world they will shape.

Get Help Now

If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text, call, or chat 988 for a free confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7. 

You can also contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.

If this is a medical emergency or if there is immediate danger of harm, call 911 and explain that you need support for a mental health crisis.