Active against hate on the netNow new: flyer for young people on hate speech

Hate on the web is unfortunately an everyday phenomenon. On social media platforms, in forums and in comment columns, people are insulted, denigrated and covered with ridicule and scorn. Especially people who are in the public eye are confronted with hate. A new report by sheds light on the extreme hostility that climate activists, for example, experience online. For children and young people, there is not only the danger of becoming a target themselves. The omnipresence of hate online can lead to such hostility increasingly being perceived as normal. Our new flyer "Aktiv werden gegen Hate Speech" (Be active against hate speech) explains in a nutshell for young people what hate speech is and how to defend against it.

New at klicksafe: Hate speech flyer for young people

The new klicksafe flyer "Aktiv werden gegen Hate Speech" informs young people about the topic of hate speech. It shows what forms hate speech can take and where the limits of freedom of expression lie. This also includes which criminal offenses may be involved. Many tips also provide assistance on what those affected can do. Finally, there are references to information sites and links to useful hotlines and counseling services. With this flyer, we want to empower young people so that they can confidently take action against hate speech and defend themselves.

New Report "Hate against Young Climate Activists

Hardly any other topic concerns society as much as climate change. It is also one of the most pressing concerns for children and young people (source: JIM Study 2022). At the same time, the question of how to combat man-made global warming divides the public. Young people who inform themselves online and join in the discussion can quickly come across disinformation, devaluations or even violent fantasies in this context. found that this also affects comment sections of the social media sites of young and wide-ranging climate activists, which offer identification potential for young people. The report concludes that derogatory expressions of anger can unsettle and intimidate young users and make hate seem acceptable.

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