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Responding to Online Hate Speech (UK)

How should you respond to online hate speech?

Learners can come across all kinds of negative content online and on social media, whether it's rude, mean or even hateful. But what should learners do when they encounter hate speech online? Have learners think through digital dilemmas and identify the best ways to respond.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Examine and respond to a piece of artwork about the power of technology.
  • Analyse an online hate speech dilemma using the "Feelings & Options" steps.
  • Identify specific actions to positively affect a situation involving hate speech.
Key Vocabulary: anonymous  ·  cyberbullying  ·  hate speech
without a name or other information that identifies a person
using digital devices, sites and apps to intimidate, harm and upset someone
hate speech:
a verbal attack targeting someone, because of a group they belong to (e.g. their race, gender, religion, ability, sexual orientation, etc.)
Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Fake Account Dilemma Handout Teacher Version
  • Hurtful "Like" Dilemma Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips