Combatting hate speech with young people
Year of production: 2020
This resource gives teachers a proposal for an activity that aims to educate young people on the theme of
hate speech online, how to recognize it and how to treat it. The activity follows 5 phases:
1 Presentation of the Lithuanian video Experiment – Translation. What do I do when I encounter hate speech online?
2 Students are asked to define the meaning of the emoticons and then to use them to categorise the comments.
3 Students are given a selection of the 100,000 comments published online and they are asked to divide them according to the criteria represented and defined by the emoticons.
4 Thinking about language: qualitative considerations: which words are used most frequently?
5 Choose a comment as a group and analyse it in depth; how could the comment be rewritten to avoiding inciting hatred?