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 has written seven books and his interdisciplinary research is widely published and cited in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals. Dr. Hinduja’s most recent books for educators and parents is the award-winning Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying and Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices. His most recent book for teens is entitled Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral. Dr. Hinduja provides training to schools, parents, teens, and various youth organizations to encourage, empower, and equip them to deal with online misuse and abuse. He is frequently asked to provide expert commentary by news organizations, and his research has been featured in venues that include CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, NPR’s All Things Considered, the BBC, and The New York Times. In the last year, he received Auburn University’s Global Anti-Bullying Hero Award, won Florida Atlantic University’s Researcher of the Year award, and presented on cyberbullying at a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill.