Dr. Sameer Hinduja is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center ( www.cyberbullying.us ). He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social networking, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people. He works with the U.S. Department of Education and many state departments of education to improve their policies and programming related to prevention and response of teen technology misuse and abuse. He also educates and trains youth-serving professionals across the nation to promote the positive use of technology.
Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D. , is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His research explores the intersection of teens and technology, with particular focus on cyberbullying, online social networking, and sexting. He travels around the United States (and abroad) training educators, counselors, law enforcement officers, parents, and teens themselves on how to use technology safely and responsibly. Dr. Patchin is Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center ( www.cyberbullying.us ) and has written three books and numerous academic articles on adolescent behaviors online. He has appeared on several national and international media programs to discuss issues related to teens use and misuse of technology.