Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sue Scheff: Alliance for Consumer Education - Helping Parents Learn More about Today's Kids

The Alliance for Consumer Education is eight years old today! Founded in 2000, ACE has achieved many goals and provided information on inhalant abuse to countless parents and educators. Have you checked out, or our Message Board? You can read the questions that others have or post one yourself.
As a parent advocate, The Alliance for Consumer Education offers valuable and priceless information for parents of teens today as well as educators to learn more about Inhalant Use - a growing silent concern that many are unaware of. Inhalant Abuse is in line with Drug Abuse, however kids are more likely to find inhalants in our homes. Learn more from ACE.
This Blog is about my legal victories which has given me a voice and platform to help both parents struggling with at risk teens and people that are being harmed in Cyberspace.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sue Scheff: Free Speech vs Internet Defamation

Read through this Blog and you will see that free speech is still in place but it will not condone defamation.

Blogging is fun, the Internet can be educational - but remember, what you post today can come back to haunt you tomorrow. And could be costly to you!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sue Scheff: Love Our Children USA

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff): Love our Children USA offers help for kids and parents today with all the issues they face. Bullying, cyberbullying and school violence is part of what our children may face. Learn more here.

After appearing on The Rachael Ray Show with spokesperson of Love Our Children USA and Miss Teen New Jersey International 2007, Krysten Moore, I recommend parents and teens alike to visit this website if you are struggling with today's peer group issues including cyberbullying.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Carolina Springs Academy, Horizon Academy, Royal Gorge, Darrington Academy, Teen Help, Lisa Irvin, Jane Hawley,Midwest Academy,Spring Creek Lodge etc.

Are you considering any of the following programs for your child? Take a moment to read my experiences - as well as my book where you can hear my daughter's experiences for the first time - order today at .

Choosing a program is not only a huge emotional decision, it is a major financial decision - do your homework!

Academy of Ivy Ridge, NY (withdrew their affiliation with WWASPS)
Canyon View Park, MT
Camas Ranch, MT
Carolina Springs Academy, SC
Cross Creek Programs, UT (Cross Creek Center and Cross Creek Manor)
Darrington Academy, GA
Help My Teen, UT (Adolescent Services Adolescent Placement) Promotes and markets these programs.
Gulf Coast Academy, MS
Horizon Academy, NV
Lisa Irvin (Helpmyteen)
Lifelines Family Services, UT (Promotes and markets these programs) Jane Hawley
Majestic Ranch, UT
Midwest Academy, IA (Brian Viafanua, formerly the Director of Paradise Cove as shown on Primetime, is the current Director here)
Parent Teen Guide (Promotes and markets these programs)
Pillars of Hope, Costa Rica
Pine View Christian Academy (Borders FL, AL, MS)
Reality Trek, UT
Red River Academy, LA (Borders TX)
Royal Gorge Academy, CO
Sky View Academy, NV
Spring Creek Lodge, MT
Teen Help, UT (Promotes and markets these programs)
Teens In Crisis
Tranquility Bay, Jamaica

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sue Scheff - About Online Harassment

"A Successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him" - David Brinkley

For those that know me, know that I have been the target of the most vicious and malicious attacks in Cyberspace. Fortunately I was able to fight back and won an unprecedented jury verdict for damages of over $11.M. $5M of it was set for punitive - meant to punish the defendant.

I am contacted on a daily basis from other victims of Internet Harassment and most people are unable to retain an attorney. It can be very difficult when it seems like the entire world is staring at you through their computer screens.

The quote above was sent to me today and I just felt I had to share with everyone. So when those bricks are being thrown at you through cyberspace - think about the great foundation you can build from it!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sue Scheff: Keeping Your Profile Clean

Keeping Your Profile Clean By Elizabeth Ody

Since winning an unprecedented jury verdict of over $11M for Internet Defamation and Invasion of Privacy, more and more people are learning about the valuable services of companies like ReputationDefender.

In today's CyberWorld - it only takes a few keystrokes to potentially ruin lives and businesses. I will continue to be a voice to help others and help promote Internet Safety.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sue Scheff: Free Speech and Internet Defamation

My case and the unprecedented jury verdict for damages of over $11M has gained national and international attention. There are more and more people now fighting back against Cyberbullying and Internet Harassment.Take a moment to find out more about Internet Defamation and Invasion of Privacy.

Read More about how The Web is Not Anonymous by Dozier Internet Law:

Dozier Internet Law: The Web is Not Anonymous

Dozier Internet Law chases a lot of scofflaws. Sometimes the subject matter is copyright infringement, sometimes trademark infringement, often hacking and defamation. A reporter interviewing me last week was surprised to learn that individuals posting information online were not entitled to absolute anonymity and was surprised that you could subpoena information to identify the source of the publication of defamatory information in the airline industry. That got me to thinking a little about the knowledge base of most netizens.Yes, you can be identified. For every instance in which Public Citizen wins a case preventing the disclosure of the identity, I suspect they turn down dozens of cases they know they can't win. There is no absolute right to privacy or anonymity online. Identities are disclosed everyday in litigation through a process called "discovery". And most people leave pretty good tracks. If the plaintiff is obviously going to lose the case, the courts won't let the plaintiff use discovery to identify a defendant. But if the case is arguably valid, there is no problem with issuing extensive and far ranging discovery to locate and identify a defendant. And it is a process used often by lawyers, but an issue not publicized by the extreme left wingers very often. That way, each "victory" they claim sounds significant. But most, frankly, are irrelevant or at least not significant.

At Dozier Internet Law we go after these anonymous types often, and with great success. Rarely does Public Citizen get involved. When they do, their involvement is an anomaly. We don't publicize all of the cases in which we are identifying, through discovery, anonymous scofflaws, but from the volume of press release type emails and blog entries flowing from Public Citizen, I can understand this reporter's misunderstanding.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sue Scheff: Internet Defamation, Online Slander, Cyber Harassment and more

Since winning my unprecedented case against Internet Defamation, many people contact me looking for lawyers that specialize in Internet Law.

David Pollack, Miami, FL - was my attorney that won the $11.3M jury verdict for damages. Visit his website at

John Dozier, Washington D.C. and offices in NY and CA- specializes in Internet Law and more. Visit his comprehensive website at

Internet Law is a growing area - and more and more lawyers are learning more about this. Thanks to the new Cyberbullying laws, this can help more plaintiffs take a strong stand against being harassed online without infringing on their first amendment.

If you don't need a lawyer, I continue to recommend ReputationDefender as an alternative or in combination with a lawyer.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Dozier Internet Law: MySpace Hacking Indictment Well Supported

As a victim and survivor (Sue Scheff) of Cyber Harassment - this indictment is a long time coming. Attorney John Dozier has written an article that helps us to better understand the need for change in Cyberspace. Click here for article.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sue Scheff: Free Speech and The Internet

Read through this Blog and you will see that free speech is still in place but it will not condone defamation.

Blogging is fun, the Internet can be educational - but remember, what you post today can come back to haunt you tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sue Scheff: Proving Free Speech will not condone online defamation

Read through this Blog to better understand how free speech is still alive, but it will not allow defamation. Think before you post and remember, what goes into Cyberspace is sometimes never retrieved.

The Internet has become the new legal lethal weapon to harm others with a few keystrokes. I am very grateful I could fight back! Sure, there is still ugly and slanderous about me, but I know the prevailed and I am vindicated through a jury verdict for damages of $11.3M! $5M of it was set for punitive!

Again, think twice before you go on an E-Venge Mission.