italian students and young
people involved in the project
secondary school classes
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local groups active in 3 italian cities for training on hate speech
The project aims at fighting online hate speech in Italy through fake news’ education, which actively involves young people and schools in tracking hate speech on the Web.
HELP US STOP HATE SPEECH ON LINE
With 30 euros you proivide a “non-discrimination kit” for 1 class
With 70 euros you contribute to a class project to map hate speech.
With 150 euros you support the work of an educator with local communities
Hate speech in our country is now a consolidated reality, fueled by the growing use of the internet and the proliferation of fake news; the Web has the highest incidence of racist behavior (84%), compared to traditional media (ISTAT, 2011). We often find ourselves unprepared to face it, because we do not know the dynamics that lead to its diffusion on the Net and we tend to experience the attack as an individual problem. Instead, it is important to realise that only joint actions can prevent the uncontrolled spread of hate speech and the consequences for our loved ones.
The #hatetrackers project was launched in 2020 to tackle the spread of online hate speech by increasing the capacity of young people and communities to react to it. The project offers online and offline activation proposals to counteract the spread of hate speech and fake news, involving secondary school and university students, teachers and all those concerned with raising children - such as parents, sports coaches, educators and religious authorities.
The project proposes participatory methodologies in the school context and in the wider context of the family and neighbourhood, to effectively counter the spread of hate speech on the Internet. Educational paths are set up within classes and extracurricular workshops dedicated to debate on the themes of hate speech and the analysis and detection of fake news. Specific interactive activities are organised to analyse different contexts and particular cases in order to develop proposals for action that can be implemented immediately.
With #hatetrackers we want to involve more than five thousand students from Italian schools in educational and laboratory courses, to spread a culture of non-discrimination based on the recognition of fake news and online hate speech. Many of the proposed activities are complemented by cultural events and initiatives for the protection of human rights. There are also specific courses with innovative methodologies for teachers and working groups on countering hate speech and the spread of fake news in three pilot cities.
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE
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