Justin Patchin, political science faculty member and internationally known expert on cyberbullying issues, has been interviewed by numerous national and international media following the recent news story about the arrests of two Florida girls, ages 12 and 14, accused of bullying another 12-year-old girl until she committed suicide. Patchin was quoted in the following news stories stemming from the Florida case:
- Oct. 18 National Public Radio's "On Point with Tom Ashbrook"
- Oct. 16 The Washington Post story "Charging young girls for bullying classmate who killed herself called ‘uncharted territory’"
- Oct. 16 USA Today story "Two girls arrested on bullying charges after suicide"
- Oct. 16 Canada.com story "U.S. schools take aim at cyberbullying of students"
- Oct. 16 Florida News story "Two girls arrested on bullying charges after suicide"
- Oct. 15 Christian Science Monitor story "Rebecca Sedwick suicide: What response is needed to combat cyberbullying?"
- Oct. 15 The Inquisitr story "Rebecca Sedwick Suicide Raises Questions About Cyberbullying Laws"
- Oct. 15 San Jose Mercury News column "MAGID ON TECH: Bullying is still a serious problem for some"
- Scholastic's Instructor Magazine story "Banish Bullying"