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Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-based Bullying Virtual Symposium

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Preventing Youth Hate Crimes & Bullying Initiative | An OJJDP Initiative

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host its second Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying Prevention Virtual Symposium on October 17-18, 2023. The symposium coincides with Bullying Prevention Month and will focus on how to prevent extremist hate groups from radicalizing youth and provide bullying prevention strategies for youth. Both sessions will take place from 12 p.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET. 

Topics discussed in this two-day event will include:

  • Identity-based bullying
  • Youth hate crimes hate groups
  • Understanding targeted violence
  • Identifying and confronting religious-based hate and identity-based bullying
  • Preventing cyberbullying, extremism, radicalization, and cyberhate
  • Research review, and more. 

Day 1 Sessions:

  • Research and Trends: Identity-Based Bullying, Youth Hate Crimes, and Hate Groups Two Years Later
  • Understanding the Nexus of Hate and Targeted Violence
  • It Ends With Me: Identifying and Confronting Religious-Based Hate and Identity-Based Bullying: Antisemitism and Islamophobia

Day 2 Sessions:

  • Equipping Communities to Support Vulnerable Populations: Strategies and Tools
  • What is Happening to Our Kids Online? Preventing Cyberbullying, Extremism, Radicalization, and Cyberhate
  • Raising Your Voice for Good: Youth Against Bullying and Hate

Date Created: August 16, 2023