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Dr. Michele Borba

Dr. Borba is a renowned expert on bullying prevention and character development. Her work with parents and educators focuses on helping today's youth develop empathy and resilience. View this short clip of Dr. Borba speaking on "Activating Empathy in Students" [2:20 long]:

 

Dr. Sameer Hinduja

Dr. Sameer Hinduja is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. 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 the prevention and response of teen technology misuse. Dr. Hinduja is a member of the Research Advisory Board for Harvard University's Internet Safety Task Force. His co-authored book - Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying - was named Educator Book of the Year by ForeWord reviews. His latest book for educators - School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time - became available in April 2012. In December 2013, his newest co-authored book specifically written for teens was released (Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral).

Outside of research and evaluation expertise, Dr. Hinduja provides training to schools, youth organizations, parents, and teens on how to avoid online victimization and its real-world consequences. His interdisciplinary research is widely published in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals, and has been featured on numerous local, state, national, and international media programs, including: CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," NPR's "All Things Considered," BBC, and The New York Times. He has also been interviewed and cited by hundreds of online and print media outlets. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University (focus area: cybercrime) and his B.S. in Criminal Justice (minor in legal studies) from the University of Central Florida Honors College. At FAU, Dr. Hinduja has won both Researcher of the Year and Teacher of the Year, the two highest honors across the entire university.

 

 
 
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