Addressing Hate Speech

Online hate speech is a growing problem. People often experience the internet to be a hostile space. Hateful messages are increasingly common on social media. To complement existing initiatives to regulate, monitor or report online hate speech, a more pro-active answer is clearly needed.

SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) is a two-year project co-funded by the European Commission1 which aims to tackle the problem of online hate speech by promoting mutual awareness, tolerance, and respect.

Online Hate Speech Seminar

We delivered an online hate speech seminar on Thursday, 11th February 2021 between 4pm and 5.15pm.   Ms Lucianne Zammit, Education Officer Ethics and Dr Omar Seguna, Education Officer Digital Literacy explored the issues related with the rise of Hate Speech and how can these be addressed.  This session included showcasing of the SELMA toolkit

Hate Speech: Imagining Outcomes from the SELMA toolkit

Mr Roger Tirazona, Head of Department Ethics, created this resource – a lesson plan based on SELMA toolkit – aimed to address Hate Speech. The video lesson is based on the resource “Imagining Outcomes” from the toolkit

Internet Safety lesson for year 8