We say ‘No' to discrimination

The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an opportunity to renew our commitment to building a world of justice and equality where xenophobia and bigotry do not exist.

Unfortunately, online hate speech and online racial discrimination are still a reality, affecting the wellbeing of online users. For this reason, initiatives such as the No Hate Speech Movement, a youth campaign of the Council of Europe for human rights online to reduce the levels of acceptance of hate speech and to develop online youth participation and citizenship, are important. The Insafe network is supporting the actions of the No Hate Speech Movement through the direct involvement of several European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in the campaign. More information on campaign coordinators in the Council of Europe member states can be found here.
 
The path towards a better internet can only be paved if it has a strong foundation of online respect. This is an important belief we promote and one that is shared among European youth. Last year, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day, European youth presented a Youth Manifesto listing 10 principles they believe are essential for a better internet. Among these principles they stressed the importance of: "Respect online: we want an online world free from bullying, racism and intolerance".
 
Find out more about the Youth Manifesto at http://bit.ly/YMPublication.

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