The No Hate Speech Campaign is a youth campaign of the Council of Europe for human rights online, to reduce the levels of acceptance of hate speech and develop online youth participation, citizenship and self-expression. We have been members of the Hungarian campaign since 2013.
We ran the Keep Clam and Stop Hate Speech project in cooperation with the No Hate Speech Campaign between the spring and the autumn of 2017. We focused on presenting, developing and adapting potential methods against online and offline hate speech to elementary and secondary school settings. We organized workshops for teachers who wanted to receive ideas and support for dealing with such important subjects as stereotyping or discrimination, and for reinforcing tolerant and inclusive attitudes instead of attitudes that provide the basis for hate speech within their schools.
We published an exercise book, which contains playful exercises for students between the ages of 7 and 17, that help them learn about human rights. The publication can be downloaded from here (in Hungarian).
The No Hate Speech Campaign was also one of our collaborators in our project called “Szelíd szavakkal a gyűlölet ellen” (With gentle words against hate), which we ran together with the Hope for Children Hungary Association. This had two main branches: the production and adaptation of an effective, practice-centered, widely adaptable educational program, and the promotion of collaborations between NGOs and youth organizations.