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Blugold professor weighs in on global conversation about teen sexting case

| Judy Berthiaume

Dr. Justin Patchin, a UW-Eau Claire criminal justice professor and international expert on cyberbullying, has been interviewed extensively by media in recent days on issues relating to a controversial teen sexting case in North Carolina.

Patchin appeared on Good Morning America, and was quoted in media ranging from The Guardian to The Washington Post to Rolling Stone.

Co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, Patchin is a renowned cyberbullying expert who regularly shares his expertise online and in presentations to teachers, teens, law enforcement officials, parents and others with an interest in teen use and misuse of technology.

Media around the world regularly seek Patchin’s opinions and insights when reporting on issues relating to cyberbullying. Patchin also has co-authored several books relating to cyberbullying.

The Cyberbullying Research Center, which now can be found at, has more than 8,000 unique visitors a day as people seek advice and information.

See UW-Eau Claire in the News blog for a more complete listing of media quoting Patchin on this case.