Our Programs

The Institute is a full-service educational and outreach initiative that addresses cyberharassment from all angles. It seeks to stop cyberharassment before it starts by helping young people protect themselves online. It seeks to create safe spaces of inclusion by working with schools and workplaces to draft inclusive online policies and by partnering with Internet platforms to ensure that harassment is explicitly prohibited. And it seeks justice for victims after the fact by representing victims on a pro bono basis. In particular the Institute will roll out the following programs:

Education and victim support

To Institute is committed to educating lawyers, judges, and the public about cyberharassment. First and foremost, the Institute helps educate victims of cyberharassment about how to work with websites to remove harassing content. To that end, the Institute publishes free guides for individuals to follow to protect themselves online and take back control of their internet experiences. The Institute also educates practitioners and the public through accessible, informative materials.

"Stories" Project

Cyberharassment victims will tell their stories in documentary-style videos, which will be pushed out on various social media platforms. The videos, produced by an experienced storytelling partner organization, will help develop a powerful ethnographic history of the devastating impact of cyberharassment.

conferences and events

The Institute's regular conferences, symposia, talks, and other events bring together students, educators, policymakers, advocates, researchers, lawyers, and other stakeholders to raise awareness about the epidemic of online harassment. These events feature leading thinkers and practitioners in the area of cyberharassment, and we anticipate strong attendance from students and educators.

Publications and research

The Institute conducts data-driven research for practitioners, policymakers, and academics working on behalf of online harassment victims. Its faculty, affiliates, advisers, and students also write scholarly articles, white papers, and opinion pieces based on that research.