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Friday January 24, 2020 | How to Sext Safely, According to Cyberbullying Experts
Instead, we should give students the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when being intimate with others, something even they acknowledge is needed," states Sameer Hinduja, the study ... (read more...)
Thursday January 23, 2020 | How to Do ‘Safe Sexting’: Indian American-led Research Study Offers Suggestions for Teens
"The truth is that adolescents have always experimented with their sexuality, and some are now doing so via sexting," said Sameer Hinduja, study co-author and a professor in the School of Criminology ... (read more...)
Wednesday January 22, 2020 | Cyberbullying experts propose new strategies to address teen sexting
“What’s being done to discourage it, isn’t working.” Given their findings, Patchin and his research partner, Sameer Hinduja of Florida Atlantic University, are proposing what they acknowledge is a ... (read more...)
Saturday January 18, 2020 | Is It Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting?
“The truth is that adolescents have always experimented with their sexuality, and some are now doing so via sexting,” said Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., co-author and a professor in the School of ... (read more...)
Thursday January 16, 2020 | FAU Researcher Says We Should Teach Teens "Safe Sexting"
That's right: According to Sameer Hinduja, an FAU professor and codirector of the Cyberbullying Research Center, telling teens not to sext each other is unrealistic. Instead, he says, parents and ... (read more...)

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School Leadership Briefing – December 1, 2014

According to research conducted by Justin Patchin, one in four students in the U.S. has experienced cyberbullying. Patchin is a professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He is also the co-author of the book Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying and…

The Kathleen Dunn Show (Wisconsin Public Radio) – January 15, 2014

Kathleen speaks with a UW Eau Claire professor who has written a new book to empower tweens and teens to combat cyberbullying. He hopes it will make schools safer and let kids take the matter into their hands instead of leaving it to us adults. Host(s): Kathleen Dunn Guest(s): Justin Patchin Producer(s): KP Whaley January…

Google Hangout with CNN iReport – October 30, 2013

Dr. Patchin discusses bullying and cyberbullying with Susan and Morgan Guess (parent and 10-year-old child), Venise Grossmann (high school teacher), and Stephen Kramer Glickman (Comedian and former victim of bullying). The discussion was moderated by Jamie Gumbrecht from CNN Schools of Thought (@CNNSchools).

Google Hangout with PopSugar Moms – October 24, 2013

Dr. Patchin discusses cyberbullying in a Google Hangout sponsored by PopSugar Moms. Also included on the panel was Caroline Knorr (Common Sense Media), Scott Steinberg (speaker and author), and Amit Routh (The Trevor Project). The discussion was moderated by Lisa Horten (PopSugar Moms).

NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook – October 18, 2013

Dr. Patchin joins Tom Ashbrook for a discussion of the Rebecca Sedwick suicide and resulting felony charges leveled against two of those who allegedly bullied her. Also featured in the program are Jerriann Sullivan (Orlando Sentinel), Sheriff Grady Judd (Polk County, FL sheriff), and Sue Shellenbarger (The Wall Street Journal). October 18, 2013 Click here…

NPR’s All Things Considered – September 30, 2010

NPR’s Melissa Block talks to Justin Patchin, associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, about the increase in cyberbullying, and what’s being done to combat it. Click here to listen