La Ligue React
Language & Country of the resource
The toolkit is available in English, Italian, German, Spanish and in French.
Educational toolkit to challenge hate speech and build counter-narratives
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Type of resource (video, lesson plan, etc.)Educational toolkit Link
The toolkit gives practical advice and proposes activities, which aim to encourage critical thinking and empathy, while developing a sense of responsibility and leadership in learners.
The toolkit proposes resources to organize workshops for young people in both formal and informal settings. It explores the following topics: hate speech, the magnitude of the problem, its impact, and how young people can actively take a stand and contribute to challenging it through counter-narratives. The first part of the manual provides an overview of activities against hate speech in Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. It is based on a comparative report covering the studies carried out in the project. It also includes the definition of key concepts, lessons learned, recommendations and good practices as well as strategies that are already effectively being used to produce counter-narratives with examples when available. The second part describes a range of practical activities that can be used in classrooms or other social contexts.
Target (type and age of the learners and other meaningful characteristics)Educators and teachers working with young people
Tools and materials needed for implementation
The toolkit is free, vailable online and provides a list of materials needed for each activity.
Social media and Hate speech
Subject & interdisciplinary / cross-curricular links
Media Literacy, Stereotypes, Hate speech
Timing (how much time to do it?)
The toolkit provides information on the expected time needed for each activity.
This educational toolkit is useful for the organisation of workshops for young people in both formal and informal settings. It explores the following topics: hate speech, the magnitude of the problem, its impact, and how young people can actively take a stand and contribute to challenging it through counter-narratives. The toolkit gives a definition of counter narratives to hate speech and provides its readers with European good practices. Its main focus however is on practical activities that teachers can implement easily. The toolkit was created for the European project REACT (Respect and Equality: Acting and Communicating Together) which aims to counter online hate speech. It brings together 12 associations from 5 different European states (Italy, Spain, Germany, France, United Kingdom)