Schools invited to enter competition to tackle Online Hate - deadline 4 Oct

With online hate speech a growing problem and abusive comments from peers one of the key causes of upset online for young people, schools across Europe are being invited to take part in a competition aimed at tackling the issue.

SWGfL, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, is helping to deliver SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness), a two year project along with four other partners: European SchoolnetFor Adolescent HealthThe Diana AwardLMK and Centre for Digital Youth Care. Co-funded by the European Commission SELMA aims to tackle the problem of online hate speech by promoting mutual awareness, tolerance, and respect.

SWGfL are looking for teams of young people, aged 15-18, in the UK to submit their best ideas about how to tackle online hate speech. The best entries will be shortlisted, and the winners will be invited to take part in a Hackathon event - with students from across Europe.

To find out more and to submit an entry click here.


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Published: 28/09/2018
Audience: Computing subject leads
Contact: Sarah Hawkins

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