Countering Hate Speech Online
As humans, we thrive on social connections and group associations. But this tendency can also lead us to be suspicious of people outside our group. This fear -- xenophobia -- can be overcome by more exposure to people who are different from us. However, the internet can often make this more difficult. Help students recognize this challenge and find strategies for navigating content online.
Consider: Xenophobia and Hate Speech10 mins.
Explore: The Internet and Extremism20 mins.
Create: Countering Hate Speech20 mins.
1. Have students use Flipgrid or another video discussion app to record and share their idea for combating hate speech and xenophobia. Make sure they identify what type of hate speech or xenophobia they are responding to.
2. Work with students to plan and promote a counter-narrative campaign using The Counter-Narrative Toolkit.