In order to combat racism and discrimination online, it is vital to raise public awareness of the phenomenon and to reduce society’s acceptance of online hate speech.
The Council of Europe’s youth campaign No Hate Speech is doing just that by fighting online hate speech in all its forms. The campaign shows the danger of online hate speech both to democracy and the individual person.
By promoting media and internet literacy, the campaign tries to enable young people not only to avoid, but actively fight cyber-bullying and cyber-hate, directed at themselves or others.
It tries to develop youth participation and citizenship online, supplies participants with tools for constructive responses to hate speech and supports them in standing up for human rights – online and offline.
Foto © CoE