The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 286 , Segment 3
Episode: U.S. Voting Problems, Digital Self-Harm, Screen Cleaning
- Dec 1, 2017 5:00 pm
- 28:20 mins
Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., is a professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. His latest book: "Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices" came out in May of 2016. Dr. Patchin has written eight books and dozens of articles for academic and professional publications. He studies the intersection of teens and technology, with particular focus on cyberbullying, social networking, and sexting. Cyberbullying has recently become a huge issue not only because of the hurt it causes, but also because it can be linked to suicide. But, did you know that some of these harsh messages come from the victims themselves? In a nationwide survey of middle and high school students ages 12 to 17, about 6 percent said they’d anonymously posted something mean about themselves online. Justin Patchin shares his research into digital self-harm.