New campaign in Luxembourg: Share Respect – Stop Online Hate Speech!
- Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre
Starting in October 2016, BEE SECURE, the Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), will campaign against online hate speech throughout the current school year and support the No Hate Speech Movement of the Council of Europe.
With the slogan ‘Share Respect – Stop Online Hate Speech!', the campaign will focus on the notions of hate speech and respect. What is hate speech, how can I recognise it and how is it different from a legitimate opinion? What is respect and how can I learn to communicate in a respectful manner? Another focus is the fight against hate speech through reaction and prevention: how and where can I report online hate speech? What techniques can I use to counter hate speech in social networks? These questions will be addressed on a monthly basis with more detailed information about techniques which can be used to challenge hate speech or about specific forms of discrimination such as sexism or racism.
- BIK Team
According to a No Hate Speech Movement survey, 83 per cent of users have already encountered hate speech online. In an online world full of challenges and risks such as these, promoting positive messages among young people who are influenced by radical ideas such as hate speech and extremism may seem ambitious.
- Council of Europe
The United Nations International Day of Tolerance takes place annually on 16 November. To mark the day, in this article, we hear about the global No Hate Speech Movement, organised by the Council of Europe.
- BIK team
Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016 will take place on Thursday, 24 November 2016 at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg with a theme of 'Be the change: principles, policies and practices for a better internet'.
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
Over the past few years, society in Bulgaria has been affected by the ever-growing wave of aggressive, offensive and discriminative viewpoints, including xenophobia and racism. This flood of hate speech via online media, internet forums and social media has, on several occasions, spilled over into different forms of physical violence. Children are exposed to hate speech from a very young age due to their early entry into the digital world. An active campaign against online hate speech, especially that which directly involves or influences children and young people, therefore became one of the priorities of the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) in 2016.
- BIK team
In celebration of the United Nations International Day of Tolerance which took place on 16 November 2016, here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal we reflect on the issue of tolerance online. During the month of November, we will be focusing on the importance of fostering mutual understanding and respect in the online world, while promoting initiatives to tackle hate speech, cyberbullying and other forms of online abuse.