QPS Parent Academy, February 8

QPS Parent Academy: Addressing the Influences of Social Media & Bias, February 8
Posted on 01/21/2022



Tuesday, February 8

at 6:00 pm

Elizabeth K. Englander, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center

Bridgewater State University


Providing a Culture of Care for

Peaceful and Harmonious Schools:

Addressing the Influences of Social Media and Bias


Via Zoom Webinar:   https://quincypublicschools.zoom.us/j/82965181541?pwd=bjgwMEFCUjZIR3JXTHhCMEYrMmVkUT09

Meeting ID:  829 6518 1541     Passcode: 869783


The webinar will focus on:

  • Trends:  Increases in bias and bias-based conflict
  • How bias can affect children emotionally
  • Factors that can seem or feel "normal" but that contribution to bias, like implicit bias and othering
  • Factors that lead kids to develop biases
  • How bias can be included in media (examples like biased advertising in video games, and biased life depictions in social media), and how these impact children (e.g., extremist group          recruitment, poor self-esteem)
  • IMPORTANT:  Steps adults can take to help their kids be more inclusive and less biased