Cyberbullying, Social Networking & Sexting

photo of Dr. Justin Patchin
March 23, 2018

On Monday, April 9, Dr. Justin Patchin, Professor of Criminal Justice, UW-Eau Claire, discussed the intersection of teens and technology.

Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., is a professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. Since 2002 he has been exploring the intersection of teens and technology, with particular focus on cyberbullying, social networking, and sexting. He has traveled around the country (and abroad) training educators, counselors, law enforcement officers, parents, and youth on how to prevent the misuse of technology. Dr. Patchin is co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center ( and has written eight books and numerous academic and professional articles on adolescent behaviors online. His first co-authored book: “Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying” was named Education Book of the Year in 2009 by ForeWord Reviews. His most recent book: “Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices” came out in 2016. He has presented at the White House and the FBI Academy and has appeared on CNN, NPR, and in the New York Times to discuss the issues associated with teens use and misuse of technology.

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