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HACKING HATE WITH SELMA_

Learn more about our cross-country work with SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness), and discover how you can get involved with hacking online hate.

FREE TRAINING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Let’s tackle online hate speech together

As part of our work with SELMA, a cross-country project co-funded by the European Commission, we’re offering free training in schools across the UK until the end of October 2019.

These two-hour training sessions guide small groups of secondary school students through a series of activities to share good practices for tackling online hate speech. Delivered by The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Facilitators, the training gives staff and students a practical insight into the SELMA toolkit, which contains over 100 easy-to-access and customisable resources.

Your training will include:

  • Understanding the issue of online hate speech, including its definition and effects
  • Group discussion, exploring an often thorny but important issue in a safe space
  • Basic training on how to safely be an upstander when confronted with online hate speech

Enquire now to find out more and see if we have spots available in your area:

THE SELMA TOOLKIT

Tackling online hate speech through education

The Diana Award has teamed up with partner organisations from across the EU to create a free toolkit for teachers and professionals working with young people, as part of the SELMA project.

The SELMA Toolkit is designed to help young people understand what hate speech is and how it affects those around them. It takes a holistic approach, combining social and emotional learning, media literacy and citizenship education. Inside you’ll find over 100 free resources walking you through a series of hands-on activities to trigger immediate engagement and effect amongst your students, as well as clear guidance on how to build comprehensive pathways of change.

FREE ONLINE COURSE FOR TEACHERS AND PROFESSIONALS

Hacking hate: How to empower young people to understand and disrupt online hate

This free online course is designed to give teachers and professionals working with young people the opportunity to learn about online hate speech and find ways to empower young people to be more resilient.

Beginning on 16th September 2019, the course is based on the SELMA Toolkit and follows a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) approach to tackling online hate. The course contains activities for reflection and discussion, as well as ideas and activities for you to implement in the classroom.

Over the 16-hour course, you’ll learn:

  • How to tackle online hate with Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • How to develop strategies to effect positive change around online hate speech
  • How to create a digital portfolio
  • How to use the SELMA Toolkit and its resources to create a successful peer-led programme

SELMA IN ACTION

The Diana Award’s Youth Board discuss online hate speech with Facebook

Earlier in 2019, five members of The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Youth Board visited Facebook’s London offices for a Q&A with a member of their policy team. They were able to put SELMA into action through a thought-provoking and engaging roundtable exploring online hate speech and the steps Facebook are taking to mitigate it.

Two of the Youth Board members from this roundtable will be chairing a panel discussion at the SELMA Conference in October “Drive Change, Hack Online Hate”.

How Does Facebook Define Hate Speech?

To What Extent is Hate Speech a Problem on Facebook?

How Does Facebook Moderate Hate Speech?

How Does Facebook Deal With Varying Forms of Hate Speech?

How Does Facebook Identify Hate Speech in Different Countries?

“DRIVE CHANGE, HACK ONLINE HATE”

The SELMA Conference, 10th October 2019, Brussels

The SELMA Conference is an open event for anyone interested in the topic of hacking online hate. Taking place over a day in Brussels, the conference seeks to generate new discussions surrounding online hate speech and explore how we can tackle online hate together through the power of education.

Conference participants will have the chance to engage in a variety of workshops, ranging from exploring reactions to ‘real world’ online hate dilemmas to designing awareness activities.

The conference is free to attend but you will need to cover your own travel and accommodation, and register in advance:

WHAT IS SELMA?

The Diana Award is delighted to be a part of the Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness (SELMA) project, along with partner organisations from across the UK and EU.

Co-funded by the European Commission¹, SELMA seeks to tackle online hate speech in schools and communities through the promotion of tolerance and respect across the European Union.

1. Under the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020). More information is available here.

The SELMA project aims to:

  • Raise awareness about online hate speech and intolerance
  • Create understanding of what online hate speech is
  • Raise awareness on the role to be played by formal and informal education as well as other community actors
  • Raise awareness on the “power of peer”
  • Promote a “SELMA” toolkit as a tool to tackle hate speech and intolerance. The toolkit is a framework and a series of practical training modules, with associated materials and resources, aimed at tackling (online) hate speech amongst 11-16 year olds
  • Advocate for policies against hate speech
  • Advocate for reporting functionalities on social media platforms

SELMA AND THE DIANA AWARD

Here at The Diana Award, we place a strong emphasis on the power of peer – tackling bullying and promoting respect through the power of young people and their ability to change the world. The work of SELMA is a perfect complement to that mission and our Anti-Bullying Programme whilst the interactive educational approach of the project slots seamlessly into our broader anti-bullying work, both in the UK and around the world.

SELMA AND THE DIANA AWARD

Here at The Diana Award, we place a strong emphasis on the power of peer – tackling bullying and promoting respect through the power of young people and their ability to change the world. The work of SELMA is a perfect complement to that mission and our Anti-Bullying Programme whilst the interactive educational approach of the project slots seamlessly into our broader anti-bullying work, both in the UK and around the world.

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