What is Hate Speech?
The term hate speech conjures up all kinds of thoughts that can be very different and personal to the individual. Do we know what the term means though? This article breaks down the topic whilst introducing Project SELMA & our latest podcast.
11th August 2020
Anti-Bullying Tips from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline
8 years on the frontline of online safety issues in the children's workforce has equipped the POSH practitioners with a unique insight into bullying online. Here, they share their expert advice.
14th November 2019
Trick or treat – tackling online horror stories
There are some scary sights online, with ghouls and demons lurking in dark corners hoping to steal your information or ruin your day. Proton packs at the ready, it's time to exorcise some digital ghosts.
28th October 2019
Tackling bullying on social media
We want to run you through what the major social media networks are doing to combat bullying and empower you to tackle abusive behaviour online.
23rd October 2019
Top tips to set up a whole-school strategy to hack online hate
Tackling online hate speech with young people ideally goes beyond the classroom, as part of a collaborative effort involving many different education stakeholders.
2nd October 2019
Register for the SELMA Hacking hate MOOC!
Registration for the SELMA Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Hacking hate – How to empower young people to understand and disrupt online hate” is now open. Starting on 16 September 2019, it will target teachers, school leaders, social and youth workers, parents and anyone interested in the topic.
28th June 2019
Hack online hate with the SELMA Toolkit
The SELMA Toolkit is an interactive set of tools and materials to support young people to understand what hate speech is, how it affects them and those around them, and what we can do together to make a difference.
22nd May 2019
SELMA: Promoting tolerance and empathy online
SWGfL and partners and working to tackle online hate speech with SELMA. This month we are focusing on tolerance and empathy as a foundation on which to base respectful online discussion or effective counter narrative.
3rd May 2019
SELMA research report Hacking Online Hate: Building an Evidence Base for Educators
The SELMA project has published Hacking Online Hate: Building an Evidence Base for Educators, a research report that synthesises the main findings of comprehensive research
11th February 2019
Young People from Across Europe Hack Hate in Berlin
Last week saw SWGfL and our European partners working with teams of young people in Berlin in the SELMA ‘Hacking Hate’ hackathon. SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) is a two-year project aiming to tackle the growing problem of online hate speech with mutual awareness, tolerance and respect.
10th December 2018
SELMA "Hacking Hate" Hackathon Winners Announced
The winners of the two-day SELMA hackathon at Facebook in Berlin have been announced. #SELMAhack brought together young people from across Europe to find innovative ways to tackle online hate speech.
6th December 2018
SELMA "Hacking Hate" Hackathon to Start in Berlin
SELMA “Hacking Hate” hackathon week is finally here and SWGfL will be in Berlin at the heart of the action. Teams from across Europe will develop and present their ideas to tackle online hate speech.
3rd December 2018
Online Bullying - Practical Advice for Teachers
Advice for teachers on tackling online bullying from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline
15th November 2018
Bullying: It’s emotional, man
ENABLE aims to tackle bullying in a holistic way, helping young people exercise their fundamental rights in the home, school, class and community.
13th November 2018
Schools invited to enter competition to tackle Online Hate
In this article Chris Heal, our communications officer, provides information about the SELMA hackathon competition around online hate speech and encourages young people aged 15-18 to enter by 20 September.
4th September 2018
Young People Urged to Help Tackle Online Hate
As part of a new pan-European project SWGfL is looking for young people, aged 15-18, to submit their ideas and take part in a competition in Berlin in December aimed at tackling online hate. Find out how to get involved.
25th June 2018