Presentation on Teen Technology Use and Misuse has been set for September 25

Dr. Justin Patchin ...
Dr. Justin Patchin ...

Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, will be conducting a presentation on cyberbullying Monday, September 25 at the New Albin Community Center, beginning at 7 p.m.

Entitlted "Teen Technology Use and Misuse," Dr. Patchin's presentation will cover a broad overview of cyberbullying, including issues parents, educators, and teens need to know about how youth use and misuse technology to cause harm to their peers. The presentation will define and provide examples of cyberbullying and discuss the role of parents in preventing and responding to inappropriate online behaviors.  It will also describe many of the online environments popular among adolescents today and strategies to use to make sure they are used safely and responsibly.

Dr. Patchin received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and since 2002 he has been exploring the intersection of teens and technology, with particular focus on cyberbullying and social networking. He travels around the United States and abroad training educators, counselors, law enforcement officers, parents and youth on how to prevent and address the consequences of cyberbullying.

Dr. Patchin has written eight books and numerous articles on adolescent behaviors online. His co-authored book "Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying" was named Educator Book of the Year by ForeWord reviews. A book for teens, "Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral," was published in December 2013 and his most recent book, "Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices," just came out. 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 issues related to teen use and misuse of technology.

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