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Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd on the impact hate speech has on teens

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, director of medical education, spoke with KARE-TV about the impact hate speech has on teens. She stated that, because of how pre-teen and teenage brains are wired, they are more vulnerable to the influences of hate speech. Although teens may see hate speech in many places online, they still care what their parents think, so it’s important for parents to share their values and talk about the effects of hate speech. Watch the full story: Hate speech is finding kids online, even if they’re not looking.

Kaitlyn Kamleiter