Young People Urged to Help Tackle Online Hate
As part of the project, SWGfL is looking for young people in the UK aged between 15-18, to form teams and submit an idea about how to tackle online hate. The team with the best suggestion will be invited to develop and pitch their idea at the Hacking Hate hackathon in December.
The hackathon will see six teams from across Europe take part in a Dragon’s Den style competition at the Facebook Digital Learning Centre in Berlin on the 5th and 6th December, with all travel costs and accommodation covered by the SELMA partners.
The hackathon will bring together young people, teachers, parents, and other professionals and carers to “hack” online hate speech. It offers a fantastic opportunity for young people from across Europe to meet, learn new skills and share ideas on how to tackle online hate speech.