Promoting emotional intelligence and defusing extremism among young men
In the digital space, promoting counter-narratives is useful to avoid young people seeking answers in unfortunate places, to avoid them becoming part of extremist or radicalised communities, and to enable them to take part in the democratic debate and to make good use of their freedom of speech.
17th June 2019
Inspiring young people to counter online hate with the LOVE-Storm initiative
The “LOVE-Storm – Together against online hate” initiative aims to counter the wave of hate, blasphemies and insults on the internet by creating a movement of digital civil courage.
10th June 2019
June SELMA focus: counter-narratives to hack online hate
This month we will focus on the topic of counter-narratives against hate speech: what they consist of, how they work, and how to enable young people to produce and promote them among their peers and their wider communities.
3rd June 2019
Can empathy be taught?
Empathy? Tolerance? Understanding our fellow human beings to create a better world? Soundbites in campaigns to develop better online relationships seem obvious to many of us but achieving positive change is complex.
29th May 2019
The SELMA Toolkit is out! Are you ready to hack online hate?
The SELMA Toolkit - now released - offers comprehensive and hands-on solutions to approach the complex issue of online hate with young people aged 11-16.
22nd May 2019
Digital civility – a Microsoft initiative to foster safer, more empathetic and inclusive online interactions
Promoting tolerance and empathy online is an ambitious endeavor, which calls for a concerted effort among various stakeholders. How does the industry play its part? Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft and member of the SELMA Education Task Force against online hate speech, shares her view on the topic.
16th May 2019
SELMA Hacking Hate Challenge - Bring a positive change to your environment with 12 simple acts!
Promoting tolerance and empathy is a good way to make people around you feel better. And this is something that we can all do in our daily lives. To show you how easy it is, we encourage you to try the SELMA Hacking Hate Challenge.
9th May 2019
May SELMA focus: Promoting tolerance and empathy online
Every month, we focus on a different dimension of the online hate speech phenomenon. These monthly focuses allow to foster a better understanding of how hate speech affects people, how we can respond to it and how we can effect positive change at a wider societal level.
2nd May 2019
When online hate speech goes extreme: The case of hate crimes
In this article, we look into some attempts at studying the correlation between online hate speech and hate crime, in light of some real-life cases of violence.
23rd April 2019
The consequences of online hate speech – a teenager’s perspective
Nowadays, the risk for young people to encounter, in one way or another, hate speech online is substantial. While risk does not automatically constitute harm, exposure to online hate does increase the likelihood of individual or societal damage, with a distinction to be made in terms of the various forms harm can take.
8th April 2019
April SELMA focus: The consequences of hate speech
Every month, we focus on a different dimension of the online hate speech phenomenon. These monthly focuses allow to foster a better understanding of how hate speech affects people, how we can respond to it and how we can affect positive change at a wider societal level.
1st April 2019
Why do young people hate online? A teenager’s perspective
Teenagers increasingly encounter hateful messages online, particularly on social media – but why do people seem so prone to hate online?
20th March 2019
What happens when you interact with hateful content?
This article is a short hate speech case study based on the experience of the SELMA Danish partner, Center for Digital Pædagogik, training young people around the country.
13th March 2019
Why did I hate online?
This article is the first in a series of guest contributions in which we ask people associated with SELMA about why they think this project will make a difference.
6th March 2019
March SELMA focus: Hacking into the head of a hater
As part of our efforts to hack online hate, SELMA partners are preparing a European awareness week against online hate speech, which will take place in October 2019.
1st March 2019
Hate speech in the UK: a close legal link with hate crime
Online hate speech in the UK, as well as efforts to address it, must be understood within the broader context of hate crime.
26th February 2019