Recent Media Mentions

Friday May 15, 2020 | Twitch Announces Safety Advisory Council While Member Immediately Deals With Harassment
"I am getting harassed because I represent a lot of things people hate about diversity and acceptance," Steph "FerociouslySteph" Loehr said. (read more...)
Thursday May 14, 2020 | Twitch forms review board to strengthen moderation policies
Twitch has launched an eight-member Safety Advisory Council designed to clarify the site’s moderation policies, and strengthen its sense of community and security. The new group is stacked with ... (read more...)
Thursday May 14, 2020 | Twitch announces safety advisory board following Halle synagogue shooting stream
Amazon Inc's video game live-streaming platform Twitch is forming an advisory council of experienced users, online safety experts and anti-bullying advocates to help improve safety on the site, Twitch ... (read more...)
Thursday May 14, 2020 | Twitch unveils new Safety Advisory Council
Twitch has announced the establishment of a new Safety Advisory Council, with the aim of informing and guiding Twitch on future decisions to improve platform trust and safety. In a blog post today, ... (read more...)
Thursday May 14, 2020 | Twitch unveils Safety Advisory Council to help with safety rules, work-life balance
Twitch has come under fire for years for its consistency in enforcing its rules, complaints about toxicity, and burnout issues. The platform announced today that a new council is looking to rectify ... (read more...)

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