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Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying Virtual Symposium

October 17, 2023 - October 18, 2023

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. It will address various topics surrounding this initiative, including current research and trends, how best to support vulnerable youth, and how to mitigate the influence of media and technology to recruit and radicalize youth. The symposium will also provide information on best practices and how communities can protect youth while helping them disengage from hate groups.

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


October 17, 2023
October 18, 2023
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