UW-Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Criminal Justice Program
Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D.
Professor of Criminal Justice
Department of Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Hibbard 429
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-836-4058
Email: patchinj[at]uwec.edu

Justin W. Patchin
Teaching Philosophy
Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae

Justin W. Patchin joined the faculty at UW-Eau Claire in 2004. He received his Ph.D. in criminal justice that year 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 travels around the United States and abroad training educators, counselors, law enforcement officers, parents, and youth on how to prevent and respond to adolescent misuses of technology.

Dr. Patchin has written eight books and dozens of 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. His 2014 book: "Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral," was written to help teens navigate their online environments safely and responsibly. His latest book is: "Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices."

Justin W. Patchin

Dr. Patchin is Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. In 2011 he received UW-Eau Claire's Excellence in Scholarship Award. He has spoken at the White House and the FBI Academy, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, the BBC, in the New York Times and many other national and international media to discuss issues related to teens use and misuse of technology.

Dr. Patchin regularly teaches Survey of the Criminal Justice System (CRMJ 103), Criminology Theory (CRMJ 301), Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice (CRMJ 302), and Teen Technology Misuse (CRMJ 359) but has also taught other courses related to youth violence and juvenile delinquency.
Justin W. Patchin
Bullying Today Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2016). Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. (more info)
Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard (2nd ed.) Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2015). Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (978-1483349930). (more info)
Leader's Guide to Words Wound Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). A Leader’s Guide to Words Wound. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. (more info)
Words Wound Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing (978-1575424514). (more info)
School Climate 2.0 Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2012). School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage (ISBN: 978-1412997836) (more info)
Cyberbullying Prevention and Response Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2012). Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives. New York: Routledge (ISBN: 978-0415892377). (more info)
Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2009). Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (ISBN: 978-1412966894). (more info)
The Family Context of Childhood Delinquency Patchin, J. W. (2006). The Family Context of Childhood Delinquency. New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing (ISBN: 1-59332-154-6).
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Recent blog posts (http://cyberbullying.org/blog/):
March 8, 2023 - Take it Down: A New Tool to Combat the Unauthorized Sharing of Explicit Images of Minors
December 5, 2022 - School Administrators Charged with Child Exploitation After Investigating Sexting
October 14, 2022 - Cyberbullying Among Asian American Youth Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
September 7, 2022 - Model Sexting Law
August 18, 2022 - The Status of Sexting Laws Across the United States
August 2, 2022 - Digital Self-Harm and Suicidality among Middle and High School Students
April 13, 2022 - Michigan Teen Latest Casualty of Sextortion
February 28, 2022 - Vicarious Supervision: Preventing Problematic Behaviors Online through Positive Parent-Child Relationships
September 29, 2021 - Bullying During the COVID-19 Pandemic
August 18, 2021 - My Son’s First Phone
June 23, 2021 - Can Schools Discipline for Off-Campus Speech? The U.S. Supreme Court Weighs In
May 6, 2021 - Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L: When Can a School Discipline a Student for Online Speech?
February 24, 2021 - Snapchat Speech Could be Out-of-Bounds for School Discipline
January 13, 2021 - Inoculate Against Bullying by Chatting with your Children
October 14, 2020 - Tween Social Media and Gaming in 2020
October 7, 2020 - Tween Cyberbullying in the United States
September 17, 2020 - Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Connection to Delinquency
June 20, 2020 - Defund the Police? Implications for Cyberbullying Prevention
May 14, 2020 - Pandetiquette: Countering Misinformation in the Information Age through Media Literacy
May 12, 2020 - Pandetiquette: Keeping the “Social” in Social Media During Times of Profound Polarization
April 6, 2020 - Helping Families Manage Increased Screen Time During a Global Pandemic
January 31, 2020 - What Should Your School’s Bullying Policy Look Like?
November 19, 2019 - Sextortion: More Insight Into the Experiences of Youth
October 2, 2019 - RESTRICTing Bullying on Instagram
August 15, 2019 - Winning at Whack-A-Mole: What Old School Games Can Teach Us About New Digital Challenges
July 17, 2019 - Youth Sexting in the US: New Paper in Archives of Sexual Behavior
June 28, 2019 - Banning Cell Phones at School: Two Decades of Debate
May 29, 2019 - School Bullying Rates Increase by 35% from 2016 to 2019
March 1, 2019 - The Challenge of Understanding the Momo Challenge
January 7, 2019 - Cyberbullying Victimization Rates by Race, Sex, and Age
November 12, 2018 - The Skinny on Screen Time
October 3, 2018 - Sextortion Among Adolescents
September 20, 2018 - Are “Gamers” More Likely to be “Bullies”?
June 5, 2018 - Empower and Educate, Don’t Just Create Panic
May 15, 2018 - Student Experiences with Reporting Cyberbullying
January 30, 2018 - Messenger Kids Isn’t the Problem, But Perhaps Part of the Solution
January 8, 2018 - Most Teenagers Aren’t Asking for Nude Photos
December 2, 2017 - Teens Talk: What Works to Stop Cyberbullying
October 3, 2017 - Digital Self-Harm: The Hidden Side of Adolescent Online Aggression
September 15, 2017 - Be Careful About Who You “Friend” Online: A Cautionary Tale
August 3, 2017 - The Skinny on Sarahah
June 2, 2017 - More on the Link between Bullying and Suicide
May 16, 2017 - Blue Whale Challenge
April 25, 2017 - What to do About Teen Sexting
February 24, 2017 - New Teen Sexting Data
January 13, 2017 - New Bullying Data—and Definition—from the National Crime Victimization Survey
January 3, 2017 - Millions of Students Skip School Each Year Because of Bullying
updated: March, 2023