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Teens Create Threats Through EMOJIs- Dr. Patton

Dr. Desmond Patton, asst professor of the Columbia School of Social Work, discusses his research on how gang violence, grief, and trauma are expressed on social media. Dr. Patton's research evaluates the real world impact social media have on the well being of low income youth of color. Dr. Patton's research on Internet Banging has been featured in USA Today, NPR,  ABC News, Chicago Tribune, and several other media outlets. Dr. Patton's current research examines the following: How Gang involved youth conceptualize threats on social media, The e


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