Confronting Conspiracy Theories and Organized Bigotry at Home

People of all ages in the U.S. have witnessed a steep rise in violence and other activity from white nationalist and other anti-democracy groups. At the same time, harmful conspiracy theories have steadily gained visibility in mainstream rhetoric and politics.

Not only have young people witnessed these unsettling shifts but—as many parents, caregivers, educators, and spiritual leaders report—they have also been negatively influenced by them, in some cases with tragic consequences. 

This guide is a resource for parents, caregivers, and any adult committed to interrupting the flow of these bigoted ideas and conspiracy theories, and engaging young people in conversations about where they come from, how they spread, and what they can do about it.


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