Teen Technology Use and Misuse Presentation May 26th

Justin Patchin Presentation May 26th, 2022

Teen Technology Use and Misuse

Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Cyberbullying Research Center

 WHERE:  Marinette High School Auditorium

WHEN:    Thursday, May 26th, 2022:  6:30 pm

This 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. Justin Patchin is a professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. 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 is Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center (www.cyberbullying.org) and 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 2013 and his most recent book is Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices. 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 teens use and misuse of technology.

Twitter: @justinpatchin | @onlinebullying

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cyberbullyingresearch

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/patchin

Web: www.justinpatchin.com


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Allstate Day of Service


Rainbow House was selected as one of only seventeen projects nationwide to participate in the Allstate Foundation’s Day of Service, coordinated by Common Impact.  On Wednesday, April 6th, a team of nine volunteers from Allstate’s marketing division came together for a full day of community service.  This team developed a high-level marketing plan to guide the work of our latest collaborative project.  A $5,000 grant was offered in support of our initiative as well.  We are working to establish a free, anonymous, and confidential intimate partner abuse prevention helpline, serving Wisconsin adults and teens.

Thank you to Julie Macklem and her team for their incredible contribution to our project!  We were joined by Dr. Strodthoff from Milwaukee’s Alma Center, JAC Patrissi from the 10 to 10 hotline, and Sara Krall, Homicide Prevention Coordinator from End Abuse Wisconsin.   For more information about our partners, please visit:

Allstate Foundation

Common Impact

10 to 10 Hotline

Alma Center

End Abuse WI

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