What We Do

CiviliNation, which focuses on the adult population (age 18+), provides a number of services for the larger online community. Each section below explains those services in more detail. Please note that we cannot provide legal advice or mental health counseling, nor do we offer legal or mental health referral services.

Clearinghouse of Information


CiviliNation serves as a clearinghouse of information about online culture and harassment issues.

CiviliNation Academy for Online Conflict Management

The CiviliNation Academy for Online Conflict Management serves as a global resource library for real-world information and leading advice when individuals and organizations face the misunderstandings, clashes, and reputational hits that happen online on a daily basis. The Academy features a combination of animated videos that teach core concepts and videos showcasing subject-matter experts.

CiviliNation Harassment Barometer

The CiviliNation Harassment Barometer is a research report that monitors the prevalence of online harassment in the United States. The data is collected by our research partners at Advertising Benchmark Index.

Extensive Resources

CiviliNation offers an extensive list of resources, ranging from attorneys people can contact to obtain advice or legal representation, anti-harassment, civility & associated research organizations doing important work, a list of fact-checking sites to assist people in ensuring the information they receive from the media and online is accurate and truthful, and a list of resources people can use to help protect themselves online, among other things.

Best Practices

CiviliNation provides information and offers resources that identify and teach the most effective ways to engage online while balancing the important interests of freedom of speech, privacy, responsibility and accountability.

Community and Outreach


CiviliNation provides both strategic direction as well as tactical tools to foster an online culture in which individuals can fully engage and contribute without fear or threat of being the target of unwarranted abuse, harassment, or lies.

Social Media Outreach

As part of CiviliNation’s outreach program, the organization maintains a steady schedule of social media outreach. Learn the latest news and updates about online hostility, harassment, character assassination and other topics through CiviliNation’s Facebook page, Twitter account and YouTube channel.

In the News

CiviliNation founder Andrea Weckerle is a frequent speaker at events, conferences and in the media regarding the issues of online harassment, character assassination and violence. See In The News for more information.

Online Community

CiviliNation is a place for individuals to discuss the issue of digital civility, to share their concerns and experience with online hostility, to talk about the impact online hostility has had on them, to offer each other support, and to share ideas on how to create a positive online culture where people can freely engage without fear or threat of harassment or abuse.

Taking A Stand Initiative

CiviliNation’s Taking A Stand initiative lets people show their support for an online culture where everyone has a voice without fear or threat of attack.

Education


CiviliNation offers a number of guest lectures and training programs for organizations, universities, and online communities looking to improve people’s engagement online.

For Organizations

CiviliNation offers guest lectures, presentations and training to organizations interested in learning how they and their members and employees can positively participate in an unpredictable online environment and deal with the personal and professional impact of online hostility.

For Colleges and Universities

CiviliNation offers guest lectures, presentations and training to colleges and universities interested in learning how they and their students and employees can positively participate in an unpredictable online environment, and how they can both minimize and effectively respond to incidences of online hostility in a hyper-connected world.

For Communications Professionals

CiviliNation offers guest lectures, presentations and training to online community managers, PR practitioners and social media professionals on the basics of online conflict analysis and resolution so they can learn how to constructively deal with the inevitable conflicts that occur within their communities and online.