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Understanding Extremism and Youth Radicalization
October 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In ADL’s 2021 gaming survey, over 10% of young people ages 13–17 reported being exposed to white supremacist ideologies in online multiplayer games. Research tells us that this is only the tip of the iceberg, and that white supremacist propaganda and ideas are showing up in homes and in schools in increasingly alarming ways.
This webinar will provide a framework for understanding white supremacist trends across the nation with an emphasis on youth radicalization in K-12 schools and communities. Participants will learn how white supremacists target and appeal to young people, how they utilize online spaces, including gaming sites, what makes young people vulnerable to recruitment, and what the various stages of radicalization may look like among youth populations. Experts will provide strategies for talking about extremist propaganda and recruitment with young people, families, colleagues, and law enforcement, and will share best practices for engaging with youth in the wake of extremist incidents.
The webinar will particularly benefit adults who are seeking to address the rise of bias and hate incidents in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota’s K-12 schools and communities. Resources for continued education will be provided at the end of the session.
This webinar is developed by ADL and presented in partnership with JCRC of Minnesota and the Dakotas. Please note that this session is not intended to provide any legal guidance.