As a professor of criminal justice at UW-Eau Claire, Dr. Justin Patchin teaches about justice in the classroom. But as an internationally known expert on cyberbullying, he also teaches and works to prevent injustices in the cyber world. Patchin has been exploring the intersection of teens and technology for more than a decade and is the co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He works to share current information and trends about online bullying with parents, teachers and teens so they can be better prepared to prevent, identify and address cyberbullying. Patchin has given presentations to thousands of educators, parents and teens across the country, and been regularly interviewed by news media from around the world. He has written five books and numerous articles for academic and professional publications. His co-authored book "Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying" was named Educator Book of the Year by ForeWord reviews, and his most recent book, "Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral," written for teens, was released in December 2013. Patchin also maintains a cyberbullying education website, which includes his updated research, a blog, and other resources and features designed to get current information quickly to those who can use it. He formerly was a visiting scholar with the FBI, conducting research and training FBI staff on issues related to cyberbullying. With his work in the classroom and in the realm of cyberspace, Dr. Justin Patchin teaches criminal justice and takes on cyberbullies.
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