Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate

Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate


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Foreword by Monica Lewinsky and as seen on Dr. Oz

"Smart. Timely. Essential. The era's must-read to renew Internet civility."— Michele Borba ED.D, author of Unselfie

An essential toolkit to help everyone — from parents to teenagers to educators — take charge of their digital lives.

Online shame comes in many forms, and it's surprising how much of an effect a simple tweet might have on your business, love life, or school peers. A rogue tweet might bring down a CEO; an army of trolls can run an individual off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological damage. In Shame Nation, parent advocate and internet safety expert Sue Scheff presents an eye-opening examination around the rise in online shaming, and offers practical advice and tips including:

• Preventing digital disasters
• Defending your online reputation
• Building digital resilience
• Reclaiming online civility

Armed with the right knowledge and skills, everyone can play a positive part in the prevention and protection against online cruelty, and become more courageous and empathetic in their communities.

"Shame Nation holds that elusive key to stopping the trend of online hate so kindness and compassion can prevail." — Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life, and Only Love Today

"Scheff offers the latest insight as to why people publicly shame each other and will equip readers with the tools to protect themselves from what has now become the new Scarlet Letter." — Ross Ellis, Founder and CEO, STOMP Out Bullying

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492648994
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 794,489
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

SUE SCHEFF is a nationally recognized speaker, parent advocate, and Internet safety expert. She has been featured on TV shows including Good Morning America and Anderson Cooper 360 and has written for USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and more

Melissa Schorr is a widely published journalist, YA author, and blogger.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sue Scheff writes another home run title! A must read book for all. Sue skillfully explores the nitty gritty of cyberbullying , humiliation and online hate speech, including the social aspects of shaming along with the moral and ethical aspects. As a retired library director, I think Sue's book(s) should be in every public library in our country. None of us are immune from this obviously escalating global trend. After reading SHAME NATION, I was compelled to read Sue's GOOGLE BOMB, a chilling story of her $11.3 verdict that changed the way we use the internet. An additional bonus in SHAME NATION is the foreword by Monica Lewinsky along with her collaboration with Melissa Schorr, a widely published freelance journalist and author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There’s lots of talk these days about cyberbullying playing out between kids 24-7, but what about adults who behave just as badly or worse?! Best-selling author and parenting advocate Sue Scheff was once a victim of adult cyberbullying and knows all too well of the havoc online harassment can cause. Since then, she has become a dedicated cybersafety activist who is committed to helping others recognize, prevent and respond to cyber-shaming. Leading with a Foreward by Monica Lewinsky, Shame Nation (authored by Scheff with Melissa Shorr) sheds an informative light on a dark topic that many adults are simply...well...often too ashamed to talk about. Real life cases--some of them well known and some not so much--are revealed in the first several chapter. It is enlightening and sometimes shocking to learn how many innocent people become unexpected victims by the turn of a keystroke. The good news is Shame Nation follows through by offering chapter after chapter of helpful tips ranging from how to head internet Trolls off at the bridge before they attack, recover from an unforeseen online ambush and ways to alleviate such situations happening again in future. The practical advice can be used as a primer for parents seeking to teach kids ways to avoid becoming online victims, or for anyone who has posted a photo or a comment they wish they could take back and still haven’t recovered My grandmother used to say, “What goes on in the dark, comes out in the light,” and thank goodness this Shame Nation offers a powerful beacon that sheds important truths on a this much needed and timely topic. Truly a must read for anyone and everyone who uses the Internet. Cynthia Lieberman Media Psychologist and Parent Advocate