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Wednesday June 13, 2018 | Sadie's Tree: A Plea for Kindness in Memory of a Bullied Teen
“Kids who took their lives were often bullied or cyberbullied. That’s one factor, but there are atypical stressors too — depression or trauma,” says Sameer Hinduja, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center at Florida Atlantic Universit (read more...)
Thursday June 07, 2018 | Rocklin teacher says cyberbullying drove her from the classroom
Kids have been able to say and do what they want and I'm supposed to take it." Dr. Sameer Hinduja, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, says adults experience the same pain as children when they are the targets of cyberbullying. "Across ... (read more...)
Thursday June 07, 2018 | Durham police investigate sexting report at Jordan High School
Sameer Hinduja, a criminology professor at Florida Atlantic University and co-founder of the Cyberbullying Research Center, studies the intersection of teens and technology. The center defines sexting as sending or receiving sexually explicit or suggestive ... (read more...)
Saturday May 26, 2018 | Battling Back From Bullying
Quinton continued, "They say a lot of stuff that they won't say in front of your face." Sameer Hinduja, PhD, Professor of Criminology and Director of Cyberbullying Research Center at Florida Atlantic University is a cyberbullying expert and knows how much ... (read more...)
Monday May 21, 2018 | As social media giants push bullying prevention, experts wonder if it will be enough
Kraizer said they should continue to use the technology they have to further their efforts. Sameer Hinduja, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and professor of criminology at Florida Atlantic University, told Salon it has always been a ... (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