Tackling Hate Crime with Young People

We all know that online bullying, sexual exploitation and trolling are creating significant challenges for children and young people as well as for their parents, carers, teachers and social workers.

The Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness (SELMA) project, which aims to tackle online hate speech by promoting mutual awareness, tolerance and respect, has launched a website. The website is targeted at 11-16 year olds, and aims to help young people better understand the phenomenon of online hate and provide them with tools and strategies to act against hate speech.

In more concrete terms, SELMA will target young people (age 11-16), primarily in schools, but also in the out-of-school communities that impact on their well-being. It will engage them – together with their peers, teachers, parents and other professionals and carers – in a multifaceted learning journey. It will foster a wider dialogue with education stakeholders (including Ministries of Education), civil society organisations and industry. It will take an evidence-based approach to prevent and remediate online hate speech. In more concrete terms, SELMA will target young people (age 11-16), primarily in schools, but also in the out-of-school communities that impact on their well-being. It will engage them – together with their peers, teachers, parents and other professionals and carers – in a multifaceted learning journey. It will foster a wider dialogue with education stakeholders (including Ministries of Education), civil society organisations and industry. It will take an evidence-based approach to prevent and remediate online hate speech. In more concrete terms, SELMA will target young people (age 11-16), primarily in schools, but also in the out-of-school communities that impact on their well-being. It will engage them – together with their peers, teachers, parents and other professionals and carers – in a multifaceted learning journey. It will foster a wider dialogue with education stakeholders (including Ministries of Education), civil society organisations and industry. It will take an evidence-based approach to prevent and remediate online hate speech.

For additional information: http://www.hackinghate.eu/

And, if you are interested, Investing in Children (www.investinginchildren.net) is co-ordinating a Young People’s Hate Crime Summit on September 3rd. The event will take place at Framwellgate School in Durham. Contact IiC for further information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felicity Shenton – Project Manager, NESWA

 

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