The present digital guide represents one of the main outcomes of the joint work of the project consortium represented by Netherlands (CAAT projects), Estonia (Nooruse Maja), Spain (Asociación Projuven) and Bulgaria (Alternativi international), within the project of “Tackle Hate”. The project goal was to provide youth workers with updated knowledge, tools and good practices in order to deal and prevent hate speech. Due to easy access to Internet, the anonymity being online, need of validation and identity crisis among young people – hate speech is blooming and it needs to be tackled. Youth workers role in this digital era has changed – youth workers need to face new challenges with the set of knowledge, skills and tools.
The first chapter offered insights of different types of online and offline identities. In addition, we explained different types of collective identities. In the first chapter we also introduce challenges that comes with online identity, in hope to explain more specifically the reasons why hate speech is so current. The second chapter concentrates on reporting hate crime. As nowadays, there is more help and support for victims and witnesses of hate crime, which makes it much easier to report them and access help. We gave phone numbers and websites, where to report a hate crime. In addition, we also included ways how to report hate crime in social media websites. The third chapter offered some examples of good practices for dealing with hate speech online and offline. For example, going back to the basics and using materials like “Compass Manual for human rights education with young people.” The final chapter includes recommendations for dealing with hate speech and people who do hate crime. This digital guide highlights the types of online and offline identities, how to report hate crime and how to reach young people with this subject. We hope this digital guide offered some new insights and it could be used as a tool for tackling hate speech and crime.
Here you can find the Digital Guide in English, Spanish, Bulgarian, Estonian and Dutch.