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Combatting hate speech with young people

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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?

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Zaffiria

Education, gaming, digital citizenship, creativity and participation explored with the media: Centro Zaffiria works every day around these subjects. In recent years the main activity of the Centro Zaffiria has been to collaborate with schools and teachers to promote a greater knowledge of digital media education, which we consider today essential since childhood. Rge website https://www.zaffiria.it/ features yhe didactic resources of Centro Zaffiria that are all only in Italian, but you can find some of their materials in English language on external websites, such as: App Your School - https://www.appyourschool.eu/ Migrant liter@cies - https://www.migrantliteracies.eu/ Emels - https://emels.eu/ Film: a language without borders - https://www.bfi.org.uk/education-research/education/film-language-without-borders In French: Tandem - https://mediatandem.eu/