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Monday March 30, 2020 | Cyberbullying may increase during COVID-19 pandemic, expert says
“When smartphones and social media became ubiquitous for students, cyberbullying rates went up,” Sameer Hinduja, PhD, professor of criminology and criminal justice at Florida Atlantic University and ... (read more...)
Friday March 27, 2020 | Unintended consequence of COVID-19: cyberbullying could increase
This makes sense, of course, because there was now an almost limitless number of potential targets and aggressors," said Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Criminology and ... (read more...)
Wednesday March 11, 2020 | Age-old argument: 'Sexting' will happen – so let's make it safer
"It is Time to Teach Safe Sexting" – that's the title of an article published by Drs. Sameer Hinduja of Florida Atlantic University and Justin Patchin of the University of Wisconsin in the ... (read more...)
Friday February 14, 2020 | How Digital Dating Abuse Is Affecting Teens
Cyberbullying Research Center founders, Drs. Sameer Hinduja and Justin Patchin, recently released their research paper entitled, “Digital Dating Abuse Among a National Sample of U.S. Youth ... (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